Miss Ghana 2017 Resigns
Margaret Dery, Miss Ghana 2017. resigned earlier this week. Claiming that she did not receive her prizes and were abused by the organizer of the event, Ina Patty, Dery further wrote to the media that it was demanded of her to raise $15,000 for the organizations trust. She hinted that it is widely believed that the funds, which are meant for charitable projects, are embezzled by the organizer for personal use. With her resignation, Dery also gave up her right to represent her country at the 2018 Miss World Contest in China. The Miss Ghana Organization has been plagued by a string of scandals in recent months with several former contestants speaking out about their bad experiences with the organization.
A representative from Exclusive Events Ghana told the media that they "gladly" accept Dery's resignation. "We are focused and ever determined to use the Miss Ghana Beauty Pageant to help the poor, needy and the vulnerable in rural areas and deprived communities and absolutely nothing can distract us from this noble journey. We wish Margaret Dery well in her next career and we do pray that she will uphold the ethics of professionalism, respect for contracts as well as show the necessary respect to the new authority she finds herself under,” the statement partly read.