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Sheikh I.C Quaye appointed to head newly constituted 11-member Hajj Board

The National Hajj Board has been reconstituted with former Greater Accra Minister, Sheikh I.C. Quaye leading the 11-man board to oversee the organisation of the annual Hajj. 

Also appointed to head the Medical Unit of the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca is Dr Seidu Zakaria with Abdulai Rahman Alhassan Gomda heading the Communication Team while  Dr Sani Abduai leads the Information Technology Unit.

Pilgrims performing some rituals during 2016 Hajj 

Other members appointed by  President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to work in various capacities with the Board in the next four years are Abdul Malik Adams Gariba, Mr. Farouk Hamza, Sheikh Amin Bonsu, Alhaji Inusa Amadu and Mr. Kamal-Deen Abdulai     

Also working with the Board are Ismaela Ibrahim, Mohammadu Osmanu Alidu, Mohammed Osumanu Yunusah, Mr. Braimah Adams and Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Mohammed.

Some pilgrims from the last Hajj who could not fly demanding answers 

The major issue the board will have to deal with is a purported GHC23 million debt left behind by the previous Hajj Board whiles finding ways to include those Muslims who had paid to undertake the holy journey last year but were unable to do so.

Last year Ghana flew some 5424 pilgrims on 12 flights with maiden four flights flying directly from Tamale to Jeddah.