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    The current cost of Hajj pilgrimage is ‘undeniably’ a significant financial burden – Mahama

    Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Former President John Dramani Mahama has said that the current cost of the Hajj pilgrimage is undeniably a significant financial burden.

    He says the high cost is making it challenging for many regular Muslims to embark on this spiritual journey.

    During his time as President, he said, 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,” Mr Mahama wrote on Facebook on Sunday, June 16 to mark the Eid ul-Adha occasion.

    “I fully understand the significance of the Hajj pilgrimage and the importance of making it accessible to all.

    Earlier on Sunday, he 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.

    “Let us continue to celebrate Eid and pray for peace and prosperity for our nation. Eid Mubarak to all!”

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