The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has received the Commonwealth Games torch at Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.
The tour of the baton relay, which began on Monday October 25, 2021 in Ghana for a three day stay will also travel across all 72 nations of the Commonwealth with Head of the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth’s message being carried on it.
The torch will however be returned to the Queen in England next year after it has been sent to all the continents. The President Nana Akuffu Addo was the first recipient of the torch after it arrived from Sierra Leone yesterday .Chief of Staff Frema Opare ,Asamoah Gyan and Kofi Kinaata are among the people who have so far lifted to symbolic torch.
It made a brief stop at Manhyia Palace on Wednesday and present during the short event were Prof. Peter Twumasi, Director General of NSA, Deputy Sports Minister, Hon. Evans Opoku Bobie, Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Simon Osei-Mensah, GOC President Ben Nuno Mensah ,GOC treasurer Frederick Acheampong and KMA Boss Sam Pyne.
Ag. Regional Director of NSA, Emmanuel Kojo Appiah was also present during the short ceremony as well as the Regional PRO, Mrs. Patience Sharon Adams Mensah.
The Commonwealth Games will be held in the United Kingdom, Birmingham, in 2022 with the over 70 countries of the Commonwealth expected to participate in various sporting disciplines.
By Patricia A. Yeboah