SLAJ iVerify has fact checked the above claim and found it to be true.
Presidential Task Force Announces Revised Charges For 2024 Mecca Pilgrimage.
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.
Ministry of Information and Civic Education: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=701960432053856&set=a.253352776914626
Total number of 2023 pilgrims from Sierra Leone: