Television of Monday, 5 August 2013
After hours of grilling the ladies on their knowledge of regional and national customs, culture, costums, tourist sites and more, 10 ladies managed to grab the opportunity to compete in the final event of the Miss Tourism 2013 contest set for Saturday, September 21 at the National Theatre.
The selected ladies are Nadia Sarbah, Bridget Yayra Boamah, Irene Anongisira Abaah, Bucky Exe-Evans, Sumaya Hamidu, Bella Agyeman, Patty Appiah, Gwendolene Adu-Tutu, Jessica Jemila Kawra and Josephine Anane Ampofo.
They will go into camp at the Crown Apartamento Hotel in Accra and be groomed to become the next tourism ambassadors for Ghana.
Whoever clinches the top prize would create a tourism-related project of her choice; travel across the country to educate students on the significance of Ghana’s tourist sites; lead clean-up campaigns; be an ambassador for the environment and meet with community leaders to learn how the most vulnerable in society can be better supported.
The next Miss Tourism Ghana will also represent Ghana at the next Miss Tourism World contest in Equatorial Guinea in October.
Reigning Miss Tourism Ghana, Ms Esinam Awunyo represented the country at various events in England and Thailand where she earned the Miss Tourism Africa 2012 first runner-up title at the Miss Tourism World competition.
Ms Awunyo also had the opportunity to receive training in the diplomatic arts from sitting Ambassadors, and met former Heads of State, senior government officials and diplomats amongst other dignitaries.
“Being Miss Tourism is a life-enriching experience and I wish the 10 finalists well,” said Delphine J. Brew-Hammond, Director of Events and Operations for Miss Tourism Ghana.
The Miss Tourism final audition was sponsored by Lele Foods, Darling Hair, Metropolitan Insurance Co. Ltd., Coconut Grove Hotel and The Venue Restaurant at East Legon, Accra.