Hajj Matters GH¢23 million hajj debt will be paid - Sheikh I.C Quaye

The Pilgrims Affairs Office of Ghana (PAOG) which has been responsible for managing pilgrimage to Mecca has in last few years, left behind a debt of GHC23 million.

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The newly appointed Chairman of the Hajj Board Committee Sheikh I.C.Quaye said the Akufo-Addo led government will clear the GH¢23 million hajj debt caused by the previous government.

According to him, "Actually, it’s not a matter of paying all the debt at a stroke but it’s a matter of managing it and we're sure we are going to manage it to enable the pilgrims to go and perform the hajj this year".

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The Pilgrims Affairs Office of Ghana (PAOG) which has been responsible for managing pilgrimage to Mecca has in last few years, left behind a debt of GH¢23 million.

The Office, headed by the NDC Member of Parliament for Yagaba/Kubore, Ibrahim Tanko, owes Saudi airline, Nas, for airlifting Ghanaian pilgrims to and from the Holy land.

READ ALSO: I. C.Quaye appointed new Hajj Board chairman

Apart from this, about 452 would-be pilgrims who paid up to embark on the spiritual journey were unable to make it.

The PAOG has however failed to return their money to them after failing to facilitate their pilgrimage last year.


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday appointed and swore in the new Hajj Board headed by Sheikh I.C Quaye.

READ ALSO: We will refund monies of failed pilgrims - Hajj Board

They include the following:

1. Abdul Malik Adams Gariba – Member

2. Mr. Farouk Hamza – Member

3. Sheikh Amin Bonsu – Member

4. Alhaji Inusa Amadu – Member

5. Mr. Kamal-Deen Abdulai – Member

6. Ismaela Ibrahim – Member

7. Mohammadu Osmanu Alidu – Member

8. Mohammed Osumanu Yunusah – Member

9. Mr. Braimah Adams – Member

10. Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Mohammed – Member

In addition, the president also appointed Dr. Seidu Zakaria to head the Medical Department, Abdulai Rahman Alhassan Gomda – Head, Communications and Dr. Sani Abduai – Head, I.T.

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