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10 August 2017

First batch of Hajj pilgrims to be airlifted today

The airlifting of prospective Hajj pilgrims begins today at both the Tamale and Kotoka International Airports.

In Tamale, over 500 pilgrims are set to be flown directly to Saudi Arabia tonight.

Six flights are expected to fly direct from the Tamale Airport to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is expected to be in Tamale today to see off the first batch of the prospective pilgrims.

He’s scheduled to address a durbar ahead of the departure time later today.

Local media in Tamale have reported that all the prospective pilgrims and the Hajj agents are busy with the pre-departure activities ahead of the trip.

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