The fares for the 2018 pilgrimage to Mecca would not be increased, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has hinted.
The Vice President said government has decided to maintain the fares from that of last year.
According to him, despite the increment announced by the Saudi Arabian Government, the President has directed the Hajj Board to maintain the fares.
The Vice President made the announcement at the 50th anniversary to mark the celebration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad by the Tijanniya Movement of Ghana in Kumasi.
“The date for the pilgrimage to Mecca form this year is approaching. May Allah fulfil the intentions of all prospective pilgrims for this year. The Saudi Arabian Government we know has increased the fares for the 2018 pilgrimage. But President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says I should tell all prospective pilgrims that there will be no increment in fares”, he stated.
The Vice President further indicated that the Nana Addo-led administration is gradually honouring the promises it made to Ghanaians prior to the 2016 general elections.