Hajj Cost Disheartening- Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has raised concerns about the cost of embarking on Hajj- one of the five pillars of Islam- under the current regime, calling it “disheartening”.

According to him, the cost was way more affordable under his leadership than the current regime.

In a Facebook post on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, the 2024 Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) acknowledged the financial burden it imposes on Muslims who seek to embark on the spiritual journey.

“The current cost of the Hajj pilgrimage is undeniably a significant financial burden, making it challenging for many regular Muslims to embark on this spiritual journey.

“During my time as President, Hajj fares were much more affordable at GH¢11,900.00. Seeing the cost rise to GH¢75,000.00 is disheartening, leaving many with no option but to seek alternative routes for their pilgrimage.”

He is willing to do everything in his power to make the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca affordable when elected to lead the country once again.

“I fully understand the significance of the Hajj pilgrimage and the importance of making it accessible to all. Earlier today, when I joined the Ahlussuna Wal-Jamah group for their Eid prayers, I stated that when given the opportunity to lead our country once again, I will not only work tirelessly but also strategically to make the Hajj pilgrimage more affordable for the Ghanaian Muslim community, ensuring that no one is left behind.”

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