Hon. Kaikai Cushions Mecca RoadMay 25, 2013
… Mission Team Sent To Saudi Arabia
By Alhaji M.B. Jalloh, Media Attaché, Saudi Arabia
A three-man Hajj Mission delegation led by Sierra Leone’s Social Welfare Minister, Honourable Moijueh Kaikai, has arrived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Other members of the delegation included some members of the National Hajj Coordinating Committee (NHCC), Alhaji M.S. Kargbo and Dr. Ahmed Ramadan Jalloh. Hon. Kaikai said they are in Saudi Arabia to make preparations for the 2013 Muslim Pilgrimage (Hajj). He disclosed that they will be meeting with the Saudi Hajj authorities in Mecca and Medina, adding that, the meetings will be for the Sierra Leone Hajj Mission to give feedback to the Saudi authorities on the experiences of Sierra Leone pilgrims last year and to receive information on preparations and new policies for this year’s Hajj programme.
“We will also be inspecting hostels in both Mecca and Medina and make other related arrangements for our would-be pilgrims,” Kaikai Explained.
In a brief interview with this reporter, Hon. Kaikai said he was thankful to Allah in the first place and also to His Excellency, President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma for availing him the opportunity and honour to lead the Sierra Leone delegation.
For him, it is such a great pride to actively take part in the arrangement and organization of the Great Annual Islamic Event, Hajj, which is the fifth tenet of Islam. He reiterated that with the support and cooperation of all the stakeholders, he was pretty sure that this year’s Hajj will be very successful.”
The Minister praised the Kingdom on behalf of his Government under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, for its care and attention to pilgrims in general and Sierra Leone pilgrims in particular as well as its facilities and achievements in Mecca, Medina and the holy sites which he said, have enabled them to perform their rituals easily and comfortably.
He concluded by also commending the Saudi Government for its projects in the holy site, as well as the expansion of the two Holy Mosques in Mecca and Medina.