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11 August 2017

Stranded Hajj Pilgrims: Airline expected in Tamale by 6:30pm

About 1000 prospective Ghanaian pilgrims are still stranded at the Tamale Sports Stadium following the delay of their trip to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

They were expected to be airlifted to Saudi Arabia last night, but the pilgrims remain anxious and nevous as they wait with baited breath the arrival of the carrier to transport them.

Spokesperson of the National Hajj Board, Alhaji A.R Gomda has disclosed that the airline which is airbone from Jeddah is expected in the Northern Regional capital, Tamale by 6:30pm today.

Officials of the Hajj Board told Kasapa 102.5 FM that Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is still awaiting at the Tamale Airport to finally see the pilgrims off.

About 500 pilgrims were expected to be airlifted from the Tamale International Airport Thursday evening however the flight was cancelled. Another 500 are to be transported today [Friday].

The situation has left the hopes of the travelers smashed, overrun and looted as they find themselves in a hard hitting quagmire at the Tamale International airport.

 

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