April 7, 2019 10:27 am

The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon. Cynthia Morrison, has urged executives and management of Miss Ghana to encourage and support all contestants who want to undertake any form of social projects. The sector minister noted that the contestants, despite winning or not, should be supported to contribute to their quota to the country’s development. And such contribution could come through the social projects they are encouraged to undertake.

“Once they decide to enter the contest, they may have a project they want to undertake in mind and therefore, even if they do not end up as part of the first three, they should be encouraged and supported to bring the project to light so that it can benefit society,” she stressed.

Hon. Cynthia Mamle Morrison made these pronouncements at the Press Launch of the Miss Ghana 2019 Edition at the Tang Palace Hotel in Accra.

Speaking on the pageant itself, the Hon. Minister urged on first note the contestants, then the executives, promoters and stakeholders of Miss Ghana to actively promote the values of the Miss Ghana positively. This, she believes, will boost the credibility of the beauty pageant and accrue its authenticity for the public to stop the negative talk and speculations about Miss Ghana.

She added that now that she is involved, she will make sure also that the positives of Miss Ghana are more spoken of.

Hon. Cynthia Morrison also advised contestants to be proactive and use the platform as a medium to empower the vulnerable and less privileged for the world to acknowledge the beauty and brain quality Ghanaian women have.

Launching the event, the Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts & Culture, Hon. Dr. Ziblim Barri Iddi also reiterated the idea of contestants been given equal chance to undertake projects for Ghana.

He pledged that the Art & Culture Ministry will consistently promote and support the Miss Ghana pageantry.

“Miss Ghana is our baby. The Ministry is really and willing to partner and support the brand in order to enhance tourism. This is an authentic Ghanaian event and we all need to support,” he stated.

The Chief Executive Officer of Exclusive Events Ghana Limited (organizers of the Miss Ghana Pageant), Ms. Inna Patty, for her part, urged contestants who do not make it to the end of the contest to dispel ill feelings and work together with the winners and management to undertake projects that will help in the transformation of the country.

Source: MoGCSP

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