Stranded prospective pilgrims to be airlifted Monday

File photo: Hajj pilgrims

Stranded prospective pilgrims at the Hajj village in Tamale will be airlifted to Saudi Arabia on Monday.

This was after the Saudi authorities granted the clearance for the trip Thursday.

The development comes after some angry prospective pilgrims agitated over the undue delays they have endured at the village.

The pilgrims vented their anger on the Hajj board for allegedly being bias in the selection of pilgrims to board the flight.

Speaking to Starr News on the issue, Spokesperson for the Hajj Board Mohammed Amin Lamptey said all is being done to airlift the pilgrims to Saudi Arabia.

“The message came in from Saudi Arabia that the last batch of pilgrims will be airlifted on Monday, September 5, 2016 at 2:30am and check in will start at exactly 6pm on Sunday, so it means that we have made some progress. We have done 11 flights so far and this will be the 12th flight. Last year those who couldn’t make it will make it this year,” he said.

Source: Ghana/ Hayford

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