The Ghana Hajj board, under the leadership of its chairman Alhaji sheikh I. C. Quaye has assured potential pilgrims of quality services, urging them to pay their fares in time.
The board have invested in improving “readiness and response capacities at all levels” to ensure a better organisation of activities to potential pilgrims in the upcoming hajj 2019.
In other to improve service delivery, the board have also introduced the VIP service to give pilgrims quality service experience for those that can afford the service
As part of their readiness, the board have stated receiving passports from their accredited agents, since payment deadline is almost getting closer.
Preparations have already began with the commencement of the Visa Facilitation services(vfs) on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, by inviting all the pilgrims who have submitted their passports as well as receipts to their respective agents and those who made direct payments to the board.
Over 3000 prospective pilgrims have already been verified and are currently undergoing the Visa Facilitation services (VFs) procedures
The board has also implemented effective communication messages to engage with the potential pilgrims for orientation to sensitize them on issues of education of what they need to know throughout the period till departure to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the performance of the hajj.
Hajj is the largest annual religious mass gatherings in the world, it was estimated that 2.7 million Muslims from 109 countries have safely embarked the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Makkah last year.
The 2019 hajj fare is pegged at GHC 19,500.00, an equivalent of $3,750 dollars.
This amount, according to the board chair was reached despite recent challenges and various measures put in place by the committee to ensure smooth, secure and better travelling experience for participants.
The management of the board has urged the hajj agents as well as the general public interested in performing hajj this year to pay before April 30, 2019 as payment will not be accepted after the deadline.