- About 500 Hajj pilgrims are stranded in Tamale
- Their flight to Mecca had been cancelled
Over hundreds of Ghanaian pilgrims embarking on this years’ Hajj to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are stranded due to cancellation of their flight .
According reports, about 500 Ghanaian pilgrims were expected to be airlifted from the Tamale International Airport.
But sources say as at 8:30pm yesterday, all scheduled flights had been cancelled due to some emergency situation in Mecca.
The pilgrims are currently frustrated and stranded at the northern regional capital, Tamale.
Some officials at the Tamale International Airport hinted that, the situation is beyond their control as the problem emanates from source of their destination.
Some media reports however confirms that, many of the pilgrims are frustrated and have almost given up their dreams for this years’ Hajj.
The Vice President, Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia is expected to address the pilgrims at the Tamale Sports Stadium later today.
Sources say flights scheduled to airlift the pilgrims are yet to depart the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the pilgrims are expected to be airlifted in batches.
Flying pilgrims direct from the northern regional capital to Mecca was resuscitated by former President, John Mahama administration in 2016.
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