First batch of Hajj Pilgrims leave for Saudi  Arabia  

Four hundred and thirty out of 506 Ghanaian pilgrims have been airlifted to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The pilgrims form part of the first batch of Hajj pilgrims who missed their flight scheduled for Thursday August 10.

The Hajj Board had earlier promised this year’s pilgrim would go on without a hitch but that has not been so.

Five flights have been scheduled to fly direct from the Tamale Airport to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on August 3rd paid a visit to the Hajj Village and tasked key stakeholders to make this year’s Hajj pilgrimage an incident free.

Critics of the current I.C Quaye led National Hajj Board accused the administration of poor organization.

They extolled the previous Board led by the incumbent Member of Parliament for Yagaba-Kubori constituency, Abdul Rauf Ibrahim Tanko for leaving a remarkable footprint which the current Board failed to improve.

They thus called for a complete overhaul of the National Hajj Board to avert future embarrassments.