According to news monitored over GRTS yesterday evening, the Department of State for Youth Sports and Religious Affairs in collaboration with the National Hajj Commission informed the general public, particularly intending pilgrims, that the Hajj package for 2007/8 has been pegged at D84, 250. 00. The State Department further informed intending pilgrims to contact the following travel agencies in preparation for the 2007/8 Hajj- Gambia International Airlines Ltd., Banjul Travels Ltd.
The Department of State further urged intending pilgrims to start working on their vaccination at RVTH, Hajj passports at the Immigration Department and other important logistical arrangements in collaboration with the above mentioned travel agencies.
The dead line for all payments, the release continued, is 1st November 2007. “Therefore, on behalf of the government of the Gambia and all stakeholders we pray for a successful Hajj 2007/8,” the release concluded.