The National Hajj Board have commenced processing of the would be Pilgrims Biometric finger print capturing for the Northern Zone in Tamale.
The three days exercise held at the Aliu Mahama sports Stadium is expected to capture all would be pilgrims in Tamale before they leave for Saudi Arabia.
Pilgrims of Hajj Choggu, Arrahaman, Almanassik agencies and direct payments (pilgrims going with Hajj board) took their turns.
On Tuesday the 10th of July, Alhaji Inusah Dagomba Boy pilgrims will take their turn whilst Almuharram Alhaji Star have their turn Wednesday.
The finger print exercise is going alongside the usual health screaming. Tousads of Muslims who can afford in three weeks time leave the shores of Ghana for spiritual cleansing in Mecca.
The biometric finger print taking exercise forms part of Hajj board’s preparation towards this year’s annual spiritual exercise at Kingdom of Saudi Arabia being taking by able Muslims.
The exercise which is expected to last for three days barring any unforeseen circumstance such as network failure will captured all will-be pilgrims in the northern region.
Commination Director of Hajji Board in the Northern Region, Alhaji Haruna Elliyasu told Zaa News the exercise was to avoid the pressure pilgrims and their agent’s encountered in Madina which normally takes between 2-3 hours in madina.
The biometric finger print exercise Alhaji Elliyasu will captured at least 200will-be pilgrims each day.
The board, he explained, has grouped the will-be pilgrims according to their agents.
Alhaji Elliyasu entreated agents to let their clients take note of their turn. Alhaji Elliyasu pleaded with residents in the region to acquire passport even if is not for hajji purpose.
He expressed fears that some may encounter difficulties because most of the hajj agents are still struggling at the passports office to clear their client’s passports.