The Government of Ghana has deployed 55 security personnel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to assist Ghana pilgrims.
The 55 comprising soldiers, fire service personnel and the officers from the Ghana police service are expected to prevent infiltration of other foreign nationals at Minnah where millions of people converge in a very small place.
Ghana hajj board say the deployment was to avert previous year’s experiences where foreigners invade or intrude Ghana camp.
The security will provide protection and maintained peace and order.
Director of Communication at the National Hajj Board, Dr Sidiq Abubakar Ahmed told Zaa News at the Tamale international airport the board was hopeful that with the successful take off of the first batch, the rest will also be go well.
The security personnel Dr Sidiq Abubakar explained will be working alongside with the board taskforce with clear operational rules to ensure smooth hajj this year.
Meanwhile, the Northern Regional Minister, Mr Salifu Saeed has appealed to the hajj board to consider making all flight next to take off from Tamale international airport.
Mr Saeed augured that the interest and smooth nature of the activities will eased pressure from the board to deal with administrative work by the key stakeholders.
Tamale, the minister insist has everything pilgrims need and traders both in Tamale and Accra are cashing-in at the specially market.