The National Hajj Commission held its 30th session in Yaounde on March 22, 2017.
The National Hajj Commission in charge of organising the Muslim religious pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia every year, has already started preparing for a hitch-free Hajj 2017.
Territorial Administration and Decentralisation Minister, René Emmanuel Sadi who is the chairperson of the National Hajj Commission on March 22, 2017 in Yaounde chaired its 30th session devoted to evaluating Hajj 2016 and preparing for the pilgrimage in 2017. It was the first session of the Commission after the 2016 pilgrimage. Opening deliberations, he told Commission members that permanent evaluation was necessary and useful for it is an occasion to draw lessons from the previous event, consolidate achievements, as well as make necessary readjustments and improvements. The lessons were drawn following the a report of Hajj 2016 presented by the official delegation leader, Abdoul Karim Yakoubou. Other key actors also presented reports and the timetable for the 2017 pilgrimage was programmed to be adopted. Work at the session was guided by Minister Sadi’s instructions. He said it concerned the image of the country, reason why government has taken upon itself to organise the Muslim religious event. The success of the 2016 Hajj, he said was thanks to necessary measures the commission took to ensure the serene and success participation of Cameroonian pilgrims. It emerged from the Minister’s statement that Cameroonian and Saudi authorities took specific measures to ensure success.