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Reason Voltarians Are Referred To As Number 9.

Many people wonder why the Volta Region is referred to as the number 9.

Without much I do, let us scroll down to know why.

During the days of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, as Independence Day was approaching, a Beauty Pageant called Miss Ghana was organised in 1957.

It was the first ever edition of the Miss Ghana Beauty Pageant organised in Ghana.

And Miss Monica Amekoafia, one of the contents who was representing the Trans-volta Togoland happened to be the contestant number 9.

After the contest, she was judged the winner of the first edition of Miss Ghana contest in 1957.

It was from her number as a winner of the contest, that people from the Volta Region are called Number 9.

Let us know something about this lady though she is no more in our mist.

Miss Monica Amekoafia was born to Augustus Amekoafia and Madam Anastasia Apau in June, 1934 at Alavanyo in the Trans-Volta Togoland in the Gold Coast (Ghana).

She married a Ghanaian Diplomat, Mr. Henry Kofi Marrah.

Madam Monica Amekoafia lived in Hungary until 1966 when she returned to Ghana with her family.

Madam Monica Amekoafia settled in Ghana and engaged in different trades working from home.

Her primary occupation was dressmaking, she also engaged in the tie and dye making business and soap making among others.

During Ghana's 50th Independence Day anniversary, a number of activities were organised in her name of which her children were invited.

A statue was also unveiled in her honour at Hohoe in the Volta Region of Ghana.

A contribution from her son, Kofi Marrah.

Now you have it all.

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