He first batch of over 400 ability pilgrims for this yr’s Hajj is ready emplane to Saudi Arabia on June 20, 2022, from the Tamale Airport, Chairman of the Hajj Board, Sheikh Ibrahim C. Quaye, has stated.He said in all, 4 flights would leave Tamale whilst 5 could be shifting from Accra, from June 30, 2022.
Speaking in an interview with the Ghana news employer, on Thursday in Accra, Sheikh Quaye stated due to the outbreak of the COVID-19, Saudi authorities placed a ban on Hajj for all foreign pilgrims for the reason that 2020.
He stated for the duration of the 2-12 months ban, over 2000 pilgrims voluntarily opted to go away their fares with the Hajj board with the know-how that they might be taken into consideration earlier than different pilgrims when the Hajj commenced in future.“After the ban on Hajj changed into lifted this year, quotas of all taking part countries were considerably reduced. Ghana’s quota is three,069 instead of the 2020 quota of 6,000 pilgrims, and so we will don’t forget people who left their monies with us first before some other pilgrim.”
Sheikh Quaye was however brief to observe that all the pilgrims had made an additional price of GH¢7000.00 to the preceding quantity of GH¢19,500 they paid.He referred to that the package deal for brand spanking new applicants for this year is GH¢39,000.