Alajie Ousman Jah, the amir of Hajj, has told The Point that at least 1,700 would-be pilgrims and 20 officials will be
leaving Banjul to perform the hajj in Makka, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
A total of seven operators have been involved in the whole operations with GIA shouldering 445 pilgrims;
Banjul Travel Agency: 427 pilgrims, Tivavoune Trave:l 240 pilgrims; Orbit Travel: 237 pilgrims
Travel Express; 205 pilgrims; Jambore Travel 223 pilgrims and Amana Travel 223 pilgrims.
At least three chartered flights will depart on 27th, 28th and 29th of July. They are expected back on 21st, 22nd and 23rd of August 2019.
The amir of Hajj has assured the would-be pilgrims and the general public that the operators are on the right track, while urging them to complete all necessary arrangements in due time.
“For future intended pilgrims, I am asking them to attend and listen to the orientations organised by the respective operators,” the amir said, while advising the would-be pilgrims in the near future (next) to make registrations and booking on time as that will facilitate them getting their visa on time.”
“The Saudis are no longer coming to issue visas,
It’s through online that pilgrims would apply to have their visas issued.”