President Akufo-Addo has sworn into office the newly composed membership of the Hajj Board.
The swearing-in took place on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Banquet Hall of the Presidency.
It was held in the presence of the vice president, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr. Osman Nuhu Sharubutu.
The membership of the board is made up of Sheikh I.C. Quaye (Chairman), Abdul Malik Adams Gariba, Farouk Hamza, Sheikh Amin Bonsu, Alhaji Inusa Amadu, Kamal-Deen Abdulai, Ismaela Ibrahim, Mohammadu Osmanu Alidu, Mohammed Osumanu Yunusah, Braimah Adams, and Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Mohammed.
Akufo-Addo, in his brief remark, charged members of the Board to ensure a smooth, seamless organization of this year’s Hajj and subsequent pilgrimages. He also requested for prayers for the nation from pilgrims at this year’s Hajj.
Dr. Sharubutu, on his part, urged the new Board to live by the oath sworn to the President and the nation and deliver on their mandate.
On behalf of the members, Chairman of the Board, Sheikh I.C. Quaye, thanked Akufo-Addo, Dr Bawumia and the National Chief Imam for the confidence reposed in them and assured the people of Ghana that the new Board will not disappoint.
He also asked for the support of all Ghanaians, especially Muslims.
Present at the inauguration of the new Board were the Chief of Staff, Mrs Akosua Frema Osei–Opare; Nana Asante Bediatuo (Executive Secretary to the President), National Security Minister, Hon. Albert Kan-Dapaah and other dignitaries.