The Chairman of Ghana’s Hajj Board, Ben Abdallah Bandah, has paid a courtesy call on the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu to brief him on preparations made so far for the upcoming pilgrimage to Mecca by Ghanaian Muslims.
During the visit on Tuesday morning, the Head of Ghana’s Hajj operations gave the National Chief Imam updates on arrangements made for transportation, accommodation and other key areas of Hajj operations.
The Hajj Board Chairman also updated Sheikh Sharubutu on travel arrangements to airlift Ghanaian pilgrims, beginning Friday, June 9.
The National Chief Imam expressed gratitude to Ben Abdallah Banda for the visit and also prayed for a successful Hajj pilgrimage this year.
Meanwhile, an advanced team of the Hajj Board has left Accra for Saudi Arabia ahead of the commencement of airlifted Ghanaian pilgrims.
The advance team is to finalise arrangements and ensure that all is well, not only for the arrival of the pilgrims, but for a successful Hajj operation.
Ben Abdallah Banda, who was recently appointed Chairman of the Hajj Board, led a delegation to Saudi Arabia to inspect facilities and other arrangements made prior to his appointment, for the Hajj operations.