The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and Exclusive Events Ghana on Wednesday, launched the Miss Ghana at 60 Beauty Pageant
The 2017 edition would be organized as part of events marking Ghana 60 years on celebrations.
The Miss Ghana Beauty Pageant since its inception in 1957, has been used to groom and train young ladies who have engaged in various social and developmental projects which have been of immense benefit to country.
Speaking at the Press Launch at the conference room of the Ministry, Mr. Samuel Abu Jinapor who represented the President of Ghana said Government is committed to projecting the Ghanaian values through the Miss Ghana event as the country celebrates it’s 60 years anniversary.
“The President has endorsed this venture and is committed to make this dream a reality. After 60 years, we can take the opportunity to sell the Ghanaian brand and I would like to take this opportunity to appeal to private organisations and Corporate Ghana to come on board and help fund the project,” he said.
The Deputy Chief of Staff who also serves as the Vice Chairperson of the Planning Committee of Ghana 60 years on anniversary stated that Government will also champion the course of hosting this year’s (2017) Miss World in Accra.
“The Minister of Tourism and the organisers will be in charge of lobbying to make it happen. However, hosting Miss World involves a lot and if that could be attained, it will take the collective interest of all to make it successful. I want to implore all Ghanaians to come on board to make this celebration worthwhile, ” he stated.
Launching the pageant, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture , Madam Catherine Afeku commended the organisers and past beauty queens for their contribution towards promoting the Ghanaian heritage and urged them to continually use the brand to positively impact society.
“The symbolism of Miss Ghana Beauty Pageant synchronize with the Ghana 60 years on to celebrate and promote what we have. We all believe that empowering the Ghanaian woman will help promote socio-political and economic development.”
Miss Inna Patty, Chief Executive Officer of Exclusive Events Ghana, organisers of the event was thankful to government for its involvement in building the Miss Ghana brand. She added that the event takes off in April and the grand finale in August.