Ghana, like other countries, have been told to desist from capitalizing on the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth games to raise funds for their activities.
Ghana, in particular, over the years has resorted to this activity due to difficulties in raising necessary funds for the nation’s participation in the games.
But speaking to Starr FM , Chef De Mission for Ghana’s 2018 Commonwealth games participation, Nestor Ghally revealed:
“Organizers of the Queen’s Baton relay association say we should not use the occasion to solicit for funds.”
Nestor believes the development may affect Ghana’s chances of competing at the event as the Committee’s perennial challenge has always been no or very delayed funding from government.
“You know getting funds to compete in the commonwealth game is a big problem for Ghana but unfortunately we cannot use event to raise money,” he stated.
The QBR is due in Ghana for five days beginning March 18. It will be accompanied by a six-member delegation including the President of the Commonwealth Games Federation, Madam Louise Livingstone Martin, and the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Regional Vice President for Africa Madam Miriam Zimba Moyo.
The Baton will be received by President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff House on Monday, March 20.