Pilgrims and key stakeholders of Hajj, have commended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Vice President Dr. Mahamud Bawumia for their continued support towards the successful organization of this year’s trip.
The pilgrims made this known in an interview with this reporter at the Hajj Village on Wednesday in Accra. The reporter had visited the village to interact and solicit the views and opinions of the last batch of pilgrims at the Hajj Village in Accra.
The pilgrims praised the Vice Chairman of the Hajj Board who is also the financial director, Alhaji Farouk Hamza, for the major role he played during the hajj pilgrimage regarding security and the welfare of the pilgrims which was his top most priority. They requested more prayers and Allah’s protection as well as a prosperous operation in the coming year.
The pilgrims expressed their satisfaction to the Hajj Board for been on top of their job by meeting the demands and basic needs of over 5000 pilgrims from different backgrounds, adding that the Hajj Board under the leadership of Sheikh I.C Quaye ensured the protection of pilgrims during difficult times (the handling of luggage’s).
The pilgrims also expressed appreciation to all the agents, the communication team, the taskforce, the security agencies and the Hajj Medical team for ensuring a highly commended and successful 2018 Hajj operation.
They appealed to the Hajj Board to maintain its relations with the airlines due to the good services they enjoy from the management and staff of the airline.
The pilgrims advised the board to educate prospective pilgrims especially the first time pilgrims on difficulties in hajj to prepare their minds that hajj pilgrimage is not a funfair or luxurious tour but a journey of stress.
They also called on the board to as well educate pilgrims on the need to comply with luggage issues to avoid unnecessary delays which the groups claimed was part of the challenges encountered with the first pilgrims.
They further commended the Hajj Board Chairman Sheikh I.C Quaye, the Vice Chairman, Alhaji Farouk Hamza, the Communication team led by Dr. Abubakar Sidiq and the Hajj Medical team for their patience, comportment, especially their orderliness before, during and after the Hajj operation in Ghana and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.