Sheikh I.C Quaye, the Chairman of the Hajj Board, has announced that the fare for this year’s 2019 Hajj pilgrimage is GHȼ 19,500.00 an equivalent of $3,500 dollars.
He said the actual fare should have been more than the agreed fare but due to intervention by the government the fare arrived at GH¢19,500 to enable more pilgrims to perform the Hajj.
The Chairman of the Hajj Board who made this known at the Hajj Village in Accra, stated that the board would accept a direct full payment into the Hajj Account adding that would-be pilgrims can as well pay their fares with the accredited hajj agents.
He revealed that this year hajj quota for Ghana is (6000) Six Thousand and call on would-be pilgrims to start paying early to avoid last minutes rush as the board will not accept late payments as the given deadline of 31 April will not be extended.
He advised would-be pilgrims not to deal with unaccredited gents and people who may come to them with an offer of protocol slots adding that it is only the government that can guarantee hajj protocol slots.
Sheikh I.C Quaye assured Muslims and Ghanaians in general that this year’s hajj will be the most successful Ghanaians will witness in the history of hajj operation.
By: Muhammed Faisel Mustapha