Friday, 19 July

I’ll make Hajj pilgrimage affordable – Mahama

John Dramani Mahama (middle)

Former President John Mahama has said he would make the Hajj pilgrimage more affordable for the Ghanaian Muslim community, ensuring that no one is left behind if re-elected president in the December 7 polls.

Mr Mahama made the promise when he joined the Ahlussuna Wal-Jamah group for their Eid prayers on Sunday 16 June 2024.

He said 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.

He recalled that during his time as President, Hajj fares were much more affordable at GH¢11,900.00 and, therefore, described as disheartening that the cost has skyrocketed to GH¢75,000.00 leaving many with no option but to seek alternative routes for their pilgrimage.

Mr Mahama noted that he fully understands the significance of the Hajj pilgrimage and the importance of making it accessible to all and will reduce the cost if elected President.


Source: Mensah