Accra, Dec. 31, GNA - Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, Minister of Youth and Sports, has said the Queens Baton Relay (QBR) would provide an opportunity for the city of Accra and Ho to be highlighted on the international stage.
The Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton Relay will arrive in Ghana on the 3rd January 2014, from Sierra Leone, the 22nd country of its 71 Commonwealth destinations.
He said the QBR, would be officially received by Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur at a welcoming ceremony at the Flagstaff House on Saturday, 4th January.
The minister said, the baton would be handed over to the Speaker of Parliament, the Chief Justice, the Chief of Staff, nine ministers of State, 10 High Commissioners, four Paramount Chiefs, 30 CEO's, 20 Top Sports Personalities, 70 current and former athletes and 200 children.
He therefore called for massive public support as the Baton Relay, tours 2 regions and traverses 78 towns and villages across the country.
The Queen's Baton Relay is the traditional curtain raiser to the Commonwealth Games and has been an inclusion in the Games program since the Cardiff 1958 Commonwealth Games in Wales.