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Ghana’s Hajj Committee dissolved

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President John Mahama
President John Mahama

Ghana’s President John Mahama has dissolved the National Hajj Committee, his office announced today January 10, 2013.

President Mahama took the decision in consultation with the National Chief Imam, according to a statement.

The dissolution of the Committee “takes immediate effect”, the statement said.

The President has meanwhile appointed Ibrahim Abdul Rauf Tanko, a former Member of Parliament for Yagaba-Kubori in the Northern Region, to manage the activities of the Hajj Committee until a substantive Committee is constituted.

By Ekow Quandzie

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  1. Actually, the Government should hands off pilgrimages. The religious institutions should cater for pilgrimages and pilgrims.