Sudanese ‘luxury pilgrimage’ criticised
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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