Miss Ghana ‘60 years on' organisers call on President Akufo-Addo
Organisers of the Miss Ghana pageant have paid a courtesy call on President Nana Akufo-Addo to congratulate him on his electoral victory and on the 60th independence anniversary celebration of Ghana.
The visit on Tuesday was to afford organisers of the pageant the opportunity to inform the President of the plans put in place for the holding of this year’s pageant, the year of Ghana’s 60th Independence anniversary, and the future hosting of the Miss World pageant in Ghana.
Inna Mariam Patty, CEO of Exclusive Events, organisers of the event, who was accompanied by a delegation, which included three former pageant winners, told the President that the Miss Ghana pageant, over the years, had succeeded in promoting Ghana onto the world stage.
Winners of the pageant, she added, had also concentrated their efforts on the educational, health and environmental sectors of the Ghanaian economy, stating that one of the flagship projects undertaken by the Miss Ghana organisation is the Don Bosco Street Child Project.
“We 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, vocational education and skills in catering. In the last 10 years, we have churned out a lot of youth with skills who can also contribute their quota to society,” she said.
With regards to healthcare projects, Inna Patty noted that several previous Miss Ghana winners had contributed immensely to the minimization of infant and maternal mortality rates, especially in the three Northern Regions.