The King and elders of Asante Kingdom will in September confer an honorary chieftaincy title to the World and Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi, Ghana when he visits the country next week.
The reigning men’s 200 and 100 meters record holder has been invited to the country by the King of the Asante Kingdom, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
The 30-year-old will embark on the charity tour to inspire children to take up interest in sports instead of social vices.
At the end of the tour Otumfuo Osei Tutu II will install Bolt as a chief in the Asante Kingdom at a traditional ceremony marked to honour him for his achievement in athletics and his decision to fund sports related activities in less privileged places in Africa.
Bolt will also be a special guest at the “Addae Kese” festival at the Manhyia Place in Kumasi on the 11th of September. He will be in Ghana from 7 to 12 September 2016 and will visit different parts of the country.
His chieftaincy name would be “Busumuru” and would be decorated with a gold chain in custom regalia, a title which was conferred on the immediate paste UN Secretary General Mr. Kofi Annan.