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Did You Know The First Miss Ghana Was Won By A Voltarian? Check Out The First Winner of Miss Ghana

YouA beauty pageant is an activity that seeks to provide women with the opportunity to impact society. There are several beauty pageants shows in the country. During the programs, the physical appearance, talents, and attitudes of the participants are assessed, and the top runners are tasked to use their beauty, passion, and talent to undertake a particular social activity. Among all the beauty pageants such as Miss Maliaka, Ghana's Most Beautiful, and the like, Miss Ghana is the oldest.

When Ghana was liberated from colonial rule, Osagefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah deemed it fit to give the Independent Ghana woman the exposure to contribute to the development of the new country. He, therefore, organized the first Miss Ghana pageant in the country. The event which was organized by Public Works Development was won by Monica Amekoafia who represented the Trans-Volta Region, now Volta Region of Ghana. She was the number nine contestant, that earns people from the Volta Region the name "number 9"

Monica Amekoafia was born on 30th June 1924 in Alavanyo in the Trans-Volta Togoland, now Volta Region to Augustus Amekoafia and Anastasia Apau. She was married to Mr.Kofi Mensah Marrah in London. She stayed with her family in then Czechoslovakia, and later they moved to Hungry on Ambassadorial duties until 1966.

Monica and her husband came to settle in Ghana after the overthrow of Kwame Nkrumah. She was engaged in various trading activities. She was into dressmaking, soap making, and tie and dye business. She died in 1990 of Asthma. During the Ghana @50 celebrations, Monica was honored. A statue was raised in her honor in Hohoe in the Volta Region.

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