Some Muslim Clerics from the various sects and organizations in the country have called on the Hajj Board Chairman, Sheikh I.C Quaye to step aside to pave way for a younger person.
The clerics commended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo and Dr. Mahamoud Bawumia for their effort that has resulted in the success of the Ghana Operations.
According to them, the Hajj Board has witnessed massive transformation in the last four years due to measures put in place by the President, and his Vice President.
The group indicated that Sheikh I.C Quaye,s achievements are phenomenal but age has overpowered him and therefore needed to be replaced with a very hardworking and vibrant younger person with experience to help continue with the government’s aim of ensuring smooth Hajj Operation for Ghanaian Muslims.
They further said the leadership style of Sheikh I.C Quaye has had negative effects on Hajj Operations as other members find it difficult to express their views and opinions on how to make the Hajj Board very attractive.
They stated that the new rules by the Hajj Authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to help prevent the further spread of the Corona Virus will not favour Sheikh I.C and the Board asserting that Ministry of Hajj and Umra in Saudi Arabia will only allow pilgrims between the ages of 18 to 65 years to perform Hajj this year. However I.C Quaye is 85 years old.
They revealed that Sheikh I.C Quaye is currently having some health challenges, citing his collapse after the swearing in of the President last Thursday at the forecourt of the Accra International Conference Centre very worrying thus removing him will circumvent any eventuality in the near future.
The organizations congratulated the President for his one touch victory and wished him the best in the years ahead.
Source: Thomas Acheampong