Individuals interested in performing the 2024 Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia are expected to pay a charge of GH¢75,000.
Speaking at a news conference at Accra’s Hajj Village, board chairman Ben Abdallah Banda said about 4,000 Ghanaians are anticipated to make the pilgrimage to Mecca in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia this year.
He reassured participants that the processes for this year’s exercise would be seamless.
According to him, the payment deadline is in mid-March.
“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. 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.”