First batch of 2017 hajj pilgrims readies for takeoff tonight

Hajj pilgrims
The would be hajj pilgrims at the Tamale Hajj Village

The first batch of 506 Muslims embarking on this year’s hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia will take off from the Tamale International Airport Thursday night.

A total of 6,200 Muslims across Ghana are scheduled to join others from the world to perform this year’s hajj.

Five flights will take off from the Tamale Airport from August 10 to 14 with a total of 3,000 Muslims from the three northern regions, TV3’s Zubaida Ismail reported.

The first batch will take off from Tamale with a Flynas Airline at exactly 8:30pm Thursday and arrive in Medina the next morning at 2:30, per the flight manifest on the Ghana Hajj Board.Vice President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, Chairman of the Hajj Board Sheikh I.C Quay, the and National Chief Imam Sheikh Sharubutu have arrived in Tamale to witness the first take off from Tamale.


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