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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Cameroon - Religion: Saudi Increases Tax For Hajj 2018


The faithful Muslims wishing to take part in this other edition of Hajj, will have to redouble their efforts. This is the substance of the exchanges between Paul Atanga Nji Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization (MINATD) and the organizers of the 31st session of the National Commission of this event. During the hearing, it was clarified that taxes have increased by 10% in Saudi Arabia, where this religious meeting is still taking place. This explains why this year the cost of Hajj will be expensive. In addition to this issue, it was also noted that the length of stay has been revised downward. It is now up to 30 days.

Speaking in the 18 April 2018 columns of the daily Le Jour on the changes mentioned above, Abdoulkarimou, head of the Hajj 2018 delegation, said, "The organization of the Hajj is constantly changing in Saudi Arabia. This year the Hajj will be younger and there are full services such as water, electricity, fuel that have increased. The country has incited a VAT of more than 5 or even 10% on all Saudi services. This will make the cost of Hajj higher. "

On the publication of the prices of the event that will allow the Muslim faithful to prepare, Abdoulkarimou says "so far the prices are not published because, we do not have the prices of air transport yet. It must be chosen and this carrier must offer us its prices. It is an articulation that enters into the composition of the price of Hajj. There was Camair-co's presence in the room. The Minister asked them to make their offers.