First batch of Ghana pilgrims have departed from Tamale to Medina in order to embark on this year's hajj. The air plane carrying four hundred and thirty pilgrims took off few minutes after his excellency the vice president of the republic Dr Alhaji Mahmud Bawumia and the board's chair Sheikh IC Quaye had bid pilgrims farewell. In an interview with Hajj Farouk, the head of finance of the Hajj Board, he revealed that 430pilgrims have been successfully airlifted and they are expecting another plane to touch down at 4am Saturday."Alhamdullilah the first batch numbering 430 have boarded and yet to take off.We are expecting another flight at 4am at dawn, he said.
He extolled the effort of the vice president for spending a night in Tamale to ensure that the first batch of pilgrims had left for hajj successfully."Dr Bawumia and the board chairman Sheikh IC Quaye must be extolled for this wonderful work.That is what leaders do, make a time for their people, he revealed this to Hamza Adams of Alpha Radio 104.9 on the tarmac at Tamale Airport.
Source.... Alpha Radio