The Government of Ghana has (on Wednesday, 23rd March) announced a partnership with Exclusive Events Ghana to stage the 2017 edition of Miss Ghana pageant dubbed Miss Ghana @60.
According to Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Samuel Abu Jinapo this year’s pageant is one of the official events to commemorate the Ghana @60 celebrations.
Speaking at a press briefing at the Ministry of Tourism, Art and Culture to officially announce the partnership, he indicated that Miss Ghana brand celebrates the beauty of Ghanaian women and the country’s rich culture. Mr. Abu Jinapo also recognised the organisation’s various social interventions and explained that that was the rationale behind Government’s interest.
The Deputy Chief of staff said president Nana Akufo Addo endorses the pageant not only due to its socio cultural and economic benefits to Ghana but also because “it is challenging young women and men, particularly young women to greater heights.”
“…We are not just making this year’s miss Ghana an official event of the
celebration simply because of the beauty of Ghanaian women but also because of the work the past queens have done for the social, cultural and economic wellbeing of our people”.
One of the flagship projects undertaken by the Miss Ghana organisation is the Don Bosco Street Child Project.
The organisation helped acquired a 10-acre land and built a hostel, where a lot of street children and those who cannot afford to pay their fees are given technical and vocational education. In the last 10 years, it has trained a lot of youth who can also contribute their quota to society.
Indicating he is enthusiastic about plans by Exclusive Events Ghana to host Miss World pageant in Ghana, Abu employed corporate Ghana, individual Ghanaians and the private sector to support the pageantry.
The Minister for Tourism Art and Culture, Catherine Afeku launching the
partnership also urged Ghanaians to support miss Ghana adding that the pageant is significant to Ghana at 60 celebrations.
According to her the public should “support this endeavor because the president is excited and passionate about showcasing what we have.”
She encouraged the media to help “ignite the passion in our young people to celebrate who we are: that if you are a young dynamic woman or man bring out the qualities of your God given talent and take that step to showcase what you can also do for Mother Ghana.
Reiterating the essence of Miss Ghana organization, Inna Patty CEO of Exclusive Events Ghana, organisers of the pageant said the “Miss Ghana brand molds Ghanaian women from all walks of life and enables them to freely express their values, concerns and help find solutions to issues affecting their communities.
This she was thankful to government and the president Nana Addo for the support.
“We would like to gracefully and profusely thank the President of the Republic of Ghana H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, His government, the Deputy Chief of Staff Hon. Abu Jinapor, the Honourable Minister of Tourism, Culture and Arts, Hon Mrs. Catherine Afeku, the Chairman of the Ghana @60 committee, Mr Ken Amankwa, Office of the president, for believing in the values of the Miss Ghana brand (which is total beauty with A PURPOSE) and partnering with us as we commemorate our 60th anniversary,” she added.
“We are more grateful to them because we appreciate the diverse, huge and present responsibility of their office. We cannot thank them enough because they have prioritized our belief in empowering the younger and next generation despite the time constraints, inadequate resources and economic
Miss Patty also thanked their cherished Sponsors and the Media on how for they have brought us!
This year’s Miss Ghana is slated for August 2017. Prior to that there will be further communication on details of the Miss Ghana @60 events.