The Ghana Hajj Board has announced that the fare for this year’s Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca will be $6,500, which is equivalent to Ghs 75,000. This represents an increase from last year’s fare of $5,000 (Ghs 39,000). The deadline for payment is 30th April, 2023. Pilgrims are advised to note that the cedi equivalent remains in force until 31st March, 2023.
According to Alhaji Farouk Hamza, the Secretary of the Hajj Board, pilgrims are encouraged to pay early through one of the 42 accredited Hajj agents nationwide to secure their slots. The Hajj Board is responsible for organizing and coordinating the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca for Muslims in Ghana. The board ensures that all Ghanaian pilgrims who travel to Mecca for the Hajj have a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience.
Pilgrims are reminded that the Hajj is a once-in-a-lifetime obligation for Muslims who are physically and financially able to make the journey. It is a time for spiritual renewal and devotion to Allah. The Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam and is a significant event for Muslims worldwide.
If you are planning to go on the Hajj pilgrimage this year, it is important to make your preparations early and ensure that you have the necessary documents and vaccinations. Contact one of the accredited Hajj agents for more information on how to make your payment and secure your spot for this year’s Hajj.