The Asantehene, His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has received the Queen’s baton for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at the Manhyia Palace.
The Queen’s Baton Relay is the traditional curtain raiser to the Commonwealth Games and has been an inclusion in the Games’ Programmes since Cardiff Games, 1958.
The baton arrived in Ghana on 25th October, 2021 and was presented to the occupant of the Golden Stool, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.
At a short yet magnificent ceremony at the Manhyia Palace, a delegation including Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Simon Osei Mensah, Deputy Sports Minister, Evans Opoku Bobie, Director General of National Sports Authority, Prof. Peter Twumasi, Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly’s Chief Executive Officer, Sam Pyne, President of Ghana Olympics Committee, Ben Nunoo Mensah and Member of Ghana Olympics Committee, Frederick Acheampong presented the baton to His Majesty.
The Baton will travel for 294 days, connecting communities in every corner of the Commonwealth, embracing unique cultures and sharing stories.
This collective journey will ignite hope, solidarity, and collaboration for the next generation, with these stories leaving us all inspired to take on the challenges that matter most to us.
The 2022 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the 16th Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Birmingham 2022, is an international Multi-sports event for members of the Commonwealth that is scheduled to be held in Birmingham, England.
The Games are expected to take place between 28th July, 2022 and 8th August, 2022.
Source: Opemsuo.com / Sasu Danquah