39 Ghanaian Hajj pilgrims repatriated from Mecca

39 Ghanaian Hajj pilgrims repatriated from Mecca

Close to 39 Ghanaian Hajj pilgrims have been sent back home from the Saudi Kingdom.

Reports show that nine of the Ghanaian pilgrims are minors while 30 others below the age of 40 years do not have guardians.

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A statement by the Pilgrims Affairs Office stated that the Saudi Ambassador to Ghana is working with the Pilgrims Affairs Office Ghana Chairman, Hon Ibrahim Rauf Tanko to rectify the situation as soon as possible.

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Earlier, Ghanaian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia had their items including kola nuts and suspected bleaching creams seized by Saudi immigration authorities. The Saudi government in its guidelines for the 2016 hajj banned the importation of kola nuts as well as pornographic materials into that country warning to deal with ruthlessly with perpetrators in strict accordance with the laws of Saudi Arabia.

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