The Ghana National Hajj board has indicated the Friday, July 15, 2016 will be the last day for registration of Muslims who want to be part of this year’s pilgrimage to Mecca.
According to the deputy communications director for the board, Alhaji Amin Lamptey the new move or directive is to ensure that there is not a repeat of challenges it faced in the previous years where some people who registered later were left stranded.
He further announced the procedure as follows:
1. Prospective candidates are expected to have a biometric passport.
2. They will make a payment of $3,450 or its equivalent of GHc11, 900.
3. After the payment, they will be required to gather certain information regarding their passport.
4. They will be given an authentic card and after receiving the card they need to have twelve copies of passport size photos and GHc200.
He explained that “GH150 is for your bag that you use for your luggage and GHc50 is for the handling charges then you move to the Hajj Village for the process to begin.”
Mr Lamptey concluded that a total of 5,424 persons are expected to leave Ghana for the 2016 Hajj pilgrimage.