The Northern Regional Operations Hajj Committee airlifted 2,042 Pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for this year’s pilgrimage.
This was disclosed by the Northern Regional Minister, Mr Shani Alhassan Shaibu, during the Eid-ul Adha’s celebration in Tamale.
He assured the celebrants that the government would continue to prioritise Hajj by seeking ways to ensure a stress-free Hajj.
He commended the National Road Safety Authority and the Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service for their effort in preventing road accidents.
The Minister appealed to road users to exercise caution, emphasizing the importance of safeguarding their lives and the lives of other road users.
He encouraged the various communities to continue contributing to the peace and stability that the region was enjoying, expressing appreciation to the Ulamas, Chiefs, Security Agencies, and the citizens for their cooperation on matters of peace and security.
Mr Shaibu called for support and cooperation of the general public to ensure timely completion of development projects in the region.
Mr Shaibu shared exciting news about the ongoing projects, including infrastructure development in roads, education, health, electricity, and agriculture. He disclosed that work on the Tamale Central Hospital, expected to commence within the next two months, would transform it into a fully-fledged Regional Hospital.
Issah Fuseini & Salifu Yakubu Abdulai, ISD