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Yes, the claim that the Presidential Task Force has announced revised charges for the 2024 Mecca Pilgrimage is true.

SLAJ iVerify has fact checked the above claim and found it to be true.

Claim

Presidential Task Force Announces Revised Charges For 2024 Mecca Pilgrimage.

Rating Justification

The SLAJ iVerify fact-checking desk has fact-checked the claim and found it to be true.

To arrive at this conclusion, our team of fact-checkers underwent the following steps:

SLAJ iVerify examined a January 17 (Wednesday) evening announcement made by the Ministry of Information and Civic Education via their official Facebook page regarding the required price intending pilgrims should pay and the payment and application procedures to follow, which corroborates the claim.

Furthermore, online research conducted by SLAJ iVerify reveals an increase of $300 (three hundred United States dollars) in the recently announced price for the pilgrimage, now standing at $7,000 (seven thousand United States dollars). This marks a notable uptick from the $6,700 (Six thousand, seven hundred United States dollars) paid by the 652 pilgrims from Sierra Leone who participated in the Hajj in 2023.