Saudi Arabian authorities have repatriated 39 Ghanaian pilgrims barely a week after they were flown out of the country for this year’s religious exercise in the Holy City.
The repatriated persons include 9 minors and 30 individuals below 40 years who were without guardians as required by the Saudi authorities.
A statement issued by the Pilgrims Affairs Office, Ghana (PAOG) said, “the repatriated persons comprised of 9 minors and 30 others categorised as being without guardians because they are less than 40 years.”
It revealed that the PAOG is working with immigration officers and the Saudi Ambassador to Ghana to rectify the problem as soon as possible.
“Insha Allah It is our hope that when it is done the affected pilgrims will return to continue their pilgrimage,” the statement added.
Four batches of pilgrims were flown directly from Tamale to Jedda for this year’s pilgrimage.