Muslim pilgrims from Ghana will be paying GH¢75,000 for this year’s Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The fee has not changed since last year.
At a news conference at the Hajj Village in Accra, the chairman of the Hajj Board, Mr Ben Abdallah Banda, said: “When the package was announced last year, we did say that we would maintain the same cost irrespective of whether the cedi loses its value against the dollar or not.”
“Today, we are happy to announce that we are making good on our promise”, he noted.
He said the “gaps that have obviously cropped up in costing the package will not be borne by the pilgrims.”
“Given the timeline to Hajj and the activities such as the presentation of passports to the board, issuance of visas, and the preparation of flight schedules to and fro, the deadline for the payment of the Hajj fare is mid-March 2024”, he announced.