President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has told the thousands of Muslims who protested in Nima, Accra, over the hajj fees that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will address their issues.
On Monday, June 20, he announced this after receiving the petition from the marchers.
“I offer you greetings from President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia,” he said. Indeed, the president is a listening president who cares about everyone and takes all concerns seriously, no matter how insignificant they may look to others.
“I can tell you that the content of your petition and its contents will be delivered to the President’s office in a timely manner.” May I, as the servant of the Greater Accra Region chairman of the REGSEC, offer the president’s deep thanks to all of you for the way and manner in which you handled yourselves during this demonstration?”
The marchers, led by the Patriotic Muslims Front, want the president to intervene by abolishing the Hajj Board. Many of the demonstrators may not be able to make it to Mecca.
Abdul Nashiru Zakaria, a member of the organization, told 3FM that the Hajj Board has also failed to provide figures for the various components.
The hajj board account was supposed to be audited thoroughly in 2019, but that didn’t happen.
Following what they regarded as misinformation regarding the expenses, some concerned prospective pilgrims called for the head of the Hajj Board, Sheikh Ibrahim Cudjoe Quaye.