By Grace Princess Tarwo, GNA
Accra, Aug 16, GNA – As part of activities
marking the ‘Year of Return’, the Miss Heritage Global pageant grand finale
slated for August 17, 2019 would be held at the Accra International Conference
It is an international beauty pageant that
brings together Cultural ambassadors from various countries around the world to
promote the conservation of global heritage as well as creating an environment
of culture sharing to encourage tolerance for one another as more communities
become culturally diverse.
Ghana is privileged to host this Year’s
Event under the auspices of the Ghana Tourism Authority and the Ministry of
Tourism, Arts and Culture, and through the Pageant, the country would exhibit
its tourist sites and further boost the tourism and hospitality industry.
The contestants are from 50 different
countries in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas.
Some participating countries include;
Equador, The Gambia, Poland, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Gabon, Central Africa
Republic, Costa Rica, the Netherlands, South Africa, Togo and host Ghana among
Mr Ronald Tisauke, Founder of Miss Heritage
Global said, ‘the Pageant was founded in Africa for only Africans, but for
Africa to embrace the world and the
World to embrace Africa’ others were roped into it, adding that the competition
was about knowing one’s country’s heritage and embracing its identity.
He said, the ultimate winner would walk away
with USD 10,000 and USD 5,000 for the first runner-up, USD 3,000 for the second
runner-up and USD 1,000 for the other participating contestants.
He said other prizes would include;
attending some international fora and ambassadorial visits to some
participating countries and the next host country Vietnam.
Mr Tisauke commended the President for
declaring 2019 as the ‘Year of Return’ saying that it was time the world
visited Ghana to explore its beauty through businesses and tourism.
The contestants took part in various
activities like, art and craft and cooking competition of which winners would
be announced at the finals as well as tour different tourist sites in the
Central and Ashanti Regions.
The Ghana representative Miss Eugenia Abotsi
and other contestants in an interview expressed joy representing their
countries and hoped to learn different cultures from each other and publicize
their countries to the rest of the world.