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Sudanese ‘luxury pilgrimage’ criticised

September 27 - 2016 KHARTOUM
Pilgrims mass at the Masjid al-Haram, surrounding the Kaaba in Mecca during Hajj (File photo: Wikimedia commons)
Pilgrims mass at the Masjid al-Haram, surrounding the Kaaba in Mecca during Hajj (File photo: Wikimedia commons)

The allocation of €56,000 by Sudan’s National Assembly to a ‘Hajj mission’ has been criticised as improper use of public funds.

Independent MP Salah Ahmed El Nur told Radio Dabanga that a delegation of six federal Ministers and State Ministers and two staff members travelled to Mecca to represent the Sudanese government at a cost of €7,000 per person.

“This is a waste of public money and is illegal,” he said, suggesting that ordinary pilgrims should have been chosen to represent Sudan rather than a government delegation.


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