300 'left behind' Hajj pilgrims promised
The about 300 Muslims who could not go to Saudi Arabia for this year's Hajj have been promised priority treatment next year and an assurance of a refund of their monies.
The Vice President John Mahama made the promise in Accra at a media briefing on his visit to the Czech Republic.
Vice President Mahama took a personal interest in the organization of the Hajj and had to propone is trip to the Czech Republic to address teething issues relating to the Hajj.
He apologized to those who were left behind. He first explained what caused the problem and said all issues relating to logistics were properly handled and blamed the problem mainly on visa acquisition.
Journalists at the briefing did not waste time in raising the issue on the Vice President's intervention in the Amajaro case.
They wanted to know the role he played in the restoration of the company's cocoa purchasing license, which was withdrawn by the COCBOD.
Vice President Mahama again stated that he is ever ready to appear before CHRAJ on his alleged role.
He insisted that he did no such thing and is surprised at the turn of events.