Pilgrims have been advised to be vigilant and take proper care of their belongings as the undergo processes towards this year’s Hajj pilgrimage.
According to the public relations officer of the regional police command, several pilgrims complained of missing belongings during last year’s pilgrimage, hence people should careful this time around.
Speaking to diamond news in an exclusive interview, on the sides of an inter-sectoral committee meeting ahead of this year’s pilgrimage for stakeholders, the ASP Yussif Tanko revealed that, even though adequate security measures had been put in place with a joint military-cum police taskforce, prospective pilgrims still owed it a duty, to take personal charge of their properties.
Cue police on Hajj
The meeting also, afforded an opportunity for the Ghana Hajj Board, to orientate a newly constituted Hajj taskforce, which will be providing services to the pilgrims, when the process begins on Sunday August 5.
Various sector players such as the Ghana Immigration Service, Customs division of the GRA, the army, Ghana police, NADMO and Ghana health service amongst others, all took turns to educate the taskforce, on ways to managing pilgrims at the Hajj Village.
Northern regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, shared some few words with the gathering.
Eliasu Haruna, deputy communications officer, revealed that adequate measures had been instituted by the Hajj board and the government, to mitigate eventualities that may arise in this year’s pilgrimage.