Over 5,000 Ghanaian pilgrims to attend hajj in Mecca

Monday, August 6, 2018

More than 5000 pilgrims are expected to be transported from Ghana to Saudi Arabia to perform the annual hajj rituals in Mecca, APA has learnt here on Monday. The first batch totaling about 601 were airlifted in Tamale Airport on Sunday directly to Jedda. They were airlifted by the Saudi Airline in two batches. Reports say about 2, 167 pilgrims are expected to be flown from Tamale Airport to Saudi Arabia in seven batches while 3,369 are also billed to be flown from the Kotoka International Airport in Accra to Jedda in 12 batches in order to avoid usual congestion which characterizes such trips to the Holy Land.

The Government of Ghana is doing everything possible to ensure that the pilgrims under take the trip without any hindrance.


Source: https://www.journalducameroun.com/en/over-5000-ghanaian-pilgrims-to-attend-hajj-in-mecca/