Chairman of the Pilgrims Affairs Office of Ghana, Sheikh Ibrahim Codjoe Quaye, has been reprimanded by the government for appointing a signatory who is not a member of the Hajj Board to the Hajj Accounts in Saudi Arabia.
The reprimand was issued in a letter from the Office of the President dated May 17, 2022, and signed by Nana Bediatuo Asante, Secretary to the President.
The letter indicated that Sheikh I.C. Quaye had issued a letter on May 15, 2022, to the Ministry of Hajj and Umra of Saudi Arabia “purporting to appoint signatories to the Hajj Accounts of the Pilgrims Affairs Office in Ghana held at the Riyadh Bank, Al-Baghdadiya branch in Jeddah.”
“In this letter, you purported to assign Mr Hamza Tanko as a signatory to the bank account and describe him as a Board Member/ Director Finance. As you are aware, the President is the appointing authority for all appointments to the Hajj Board and the President is not aware of, and has not appointed Mr Hamza Tanko as a member of the Hajj Board.
“The purported designation and description of Mr Hamza Tanko as a Board Member/ Director Finance in your letter is, therefore, without any basis,” the letter added.
Sheikh I.C. Quaye was ordered to remove the name of Mr Hamza Tanko as a signatory to the account and in any other official duties of the Hajj Board.
Find the letter below.