Ismael Saani Abacha, Sports Journalist

An Astute Journalist within the Wa Municipality has bemoaned the rate at which Hajj Fares have ship up extremely in a shirt space of 12 Months. He made the Statements on Thursday, 2nd of March 2023.

in a Statement released on his Social media handle, Mr. Saani Abacha of Hime Radio indicated that Realities will soon catch up with the government as a result of the new charges.

“Is it the fault of Nana that global prices are surging up?
How much was the fare when Nana took over?
Reality is closer”

Charges Based on Previous Year.

In 2022 Fares were pedged at Ghc 39,000, 2022 and in 2023 Ghc75,000, a difference of Ghc 36,000.

Meanwhile a Member of Parliament has condemned the recent hikes in Hajj Fares.

Alhassan Suhuyini, the member of Parliament for Tamale North, is calling on the government to review the cost of transporting Ghanaian Hajj pilgrimages to Mecca.

The Ghana Hajj Board has announced that prospective pilgrims to Mecca this year will pay $6,500, which converts to GH₵7,500 each.

The legislator says considering the country’s economic ailment, the new charges are colossal for the ordinary Muslim.

“I am disappointed at the fair that has been announced, it is simply unacceptable. Not only is it the highest in the sub-region so far, but how can we at this time, and in this economy peg the fair at GH¢ 75,000 in this economy.”

“Some people think this is luxury, but it is not, it is one of the 5 pillars of Islam which Muslims are mandated to observe.”


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