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Pilgrims begin Hajj trip from Tamale


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By
Albert Futukpor/Kamara Osman Faisal, GNA

Tamale, Aug. 10, GNA – The first flight
conveying a total of 506 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia as part of this year’s Hajj
is to take off this evening Thursday, August 10, (2000hrs) from the Tamale
Airport.

In all, about 3500 pilgrims will be flown from
the Tamale Airport to Saudi Arabia to partake in the religious event, which
marks the five pillars of I

By
Albert Futukpor/Kamara Osman Faisal, GNA

Tamale, Aug. 10, GNA – The first flight
conveying a total of 506 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia as part of this year’s Hajj
is to take off this evening Thursday, August 10, (2000hrs) from the Tamale
Airport.

In all, about 3500 pilgrims will be flown from
the Tamale Airport to Saudi Arabia to partake in the religious event, which
marks the five pillars of Islam.

Ahead of their departure, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu
Bawumia, Vice President, visited the Hajj Village in Tamale on Thursday to
interact with the pilgrims pledging government’s commitment to ensure an
incident-free hajj this year.

Dr Bawumia said government would do all to
ensure the comfort of pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia promising a
three-square meal for all pilgrims in Medina.

He urged pilgrims to consider themselves as
envoys of the country and desist from activities that could drag the image of
the country into the mud.

Hajia Yakubu Fatima, one of the pilgrims, was
happy at the excellent manner in which this year’s hajj was organized saying
she received her travelling documents a week before the trip.

Mr Salifu Issah, another pilgrim, said he was
happy with the trip from Tamale which would lead to the reduction of his
expenses.

GNA


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