The operations of Hajj pilgrimage in Ghana has become an avenue for milking the state and duping unsuspecting members of the General public.
This is according to the spokesperson for the National Chief Imam, Sheik Aremeyaw who has attributed the challenges that have plagued the Hajj Board over the years to interference by politicians.
According to him, the interference of politicians makes it difficult for the right people to get involved to ensure transparency and accountability to the Muslim public.
Sheik Aremeyaw who was speaking on an Accra based local radio station and monitored by Mynewsgh.com said “Hajj operations have been affected by elements of corruption, lack of accountability and transparency. I am yet to see any instance where the accounts of the Hajj Board has been audited and made public for us to understand”.
He believes the government can restore hope and confidence in the Hajj Board by instituting measures that will ensure transparency and accountability in its operations.
Earlier, the National Chief Imam Sheikh Dr. Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu himself called for immediate auditing of activities of the Hajj Board.
The call comes in the wake of a demand by the Northern Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the sacking of the chairman of the Hajj Board, Sheikh IC Quaye for causing “a lot of mess and disaster” in the organization of Hajj since the NPP assumed power.