2016 Hajj First batch arrives in Tamale today

Over 5,000 Ghanaian Muslims travelled to Saudi Arabia for this year’s pilgrimage. 39 women were however deported while a few were unable to make the trip.

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The first batch of Hajj pilgrims will on Thursday, September 22, arrive in the Northern Regional Capital, Tamale.

The Administrative Secretary to the Pilgrims Affairs Office of Ghana (PAOG), Alhaji Mohammed Osman Manaf, indicated the readiness of the Tamale International Airport, to receive the pilgrims who are scheduled to return to Ghana with the four return flights after the end of the 2016 Hajj pilgrimage.

According to him, series of meetings have been held by stakeholders to ensure the safety of the pilgrims and consolidate the monumental achievements realised during the Hajj.

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Over 5,000 Ghanaian Muslims travelled to Saudi Arabia for this year’s pilgrimage. 39 women were however deported while a few were unable to make the trip.

Meanwhile, the National Chief Imam, Shaikh Dr Usman Nuhu Sharubutu, has debunked allegation of maltreatment in Mecca saying that he is satisfied with the courtesy accorded him by the Pilgrimage Affairs Office of Ghana (PAOG) and the Ghana mission in Saudi Arabia.

He has cautioned Ghanaians to refrain from making him a subject of socio-political discussion, while he worships his Lord in the Holy Land of Mecca.

READ MORE:Hajj 2016 Stranded pilgrims to be airlifted on Sunday

“I am here for worship not for comfort. Any allegation of maltreatment meted out to me is false”, he said

 “Whatever seeming difficulty I have encountered is part of the conventions of Hajj which is not luxury but worship”, he added.

Shaikh Sharubutu stated that he was well treated at all relevant places in Saudi Arabia including, Mecca Mina, Arafah and Muzdalifa.

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