The first batch of over 400 pilgrims for this 12 months’s Hajj is predicted to leave the usa to Saudi Arabia nowadays.
In keeping with the Chairman of the Hajj Board, Sheikh Ibrahim C. Quaye, 4 flights will pass from the Tamale Airport even as 5 can be transferring from Accra, from June 30, 2022.
Speakme in an interview Sheikh Quaye said due to the outbreak of the COVID-19, Saudi authorities located a ban on Hajj for all foreign pilgrims given that 2020.
He said throughout the 2-year ban, over 2000 pilgrims voluntarily opted to depart their fares with the Hajj board with the know-how that they could be considered earlier than different pilgrims when the Hajj started out in destiny.
“After the ban on Hajj changed into lifted this year, quotas of all taking part international locations have been drastically reduced. Ghana’s quota is 3,069 in place of the 2020 quota of 6,000 pilgrims, and so we can keep in mind people who left their monies with us first before another pilgrim.”