Queen’s Baton Relay successfully arrives in Ghana
The President of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah has received the Queen’s Baton Relay ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
The Queen’s Baton was brought from Sierra Leone by Alie Gibril Koroma on Monday 25th October 2021.
His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will be the first baton bearer.
“It is fantastic to have the baton arrive in Ghana, reaching the 6th country destination out of the 72 Commonwealth nations and Territories it will be arriving at”, said GOC President Ben Nunoo Mensah
The Queen Baton will visit the Manhyia Palace (the seat of the Asante King), Bonwire (Home of Nana Yaa Asantewaa and our prestigious kente), etc.
The Baton with its royal message was dispatched by Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth the 2nd from Buckingham Palace on 7th October 2021, with its first stop in Cyprus.
The Baton will tour all the 72 Commonwealth nations and Territories and then arrive back in England at the Opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games Birmingham 2022, where Her Royal Majesty will take out her message and read it to the whole world.
Ghana is the 6th Country the Baton is visiting on its way to the rest of the remaining 66 Countries and Territories.