The 4th batch of 506 pilgrims will on Sunday evening be airlifted to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after the 3rd batch left this morning.
This year’s Hajj started with the failure of the first plane to land in Ghana on Thursday 10th, August 2017. The Vice President Dr. Mahammudu Bawumia addressing the stranded pilgrims on Friday explained the scheduled flight failed to arrive in Ghana due to technical difficulties.
A new flight from Flynas however arrived in Tamale on Friday evening to convey the first batch of 470 pilgrims.
So far three flights have left the Tamale International Airport without any hitches.
Speaking to North Star news, a Deputy Director of Communications of the Hajj Board, Mr. Haruna Eliasu said two flights are scheduled for Sunday to cater for the backlog that was created on Thursday.
He was hopeful by 6:30pm the plane will land in Tamale. Mr. Eliasu stated the additional flight followed a request made by Ghana’s Hajj Board.
Over 6,000 pilgrims from Ghana are scheduled to participate in the Hajj pilgrimage this year.