A member of the Gender Committee of Parliament has called out Margaret Dery, winner of Miss Ghana 2017 who resigned on Tuesday, for not enduring what many have described as exploitation of ladies.
According to Madam Joycelene Tetteh, who is also the Member of Parliament for North Dayi constituency, Margaret Dery should have acted as a matured woman and carried out her responsibilities even though she claims she was harassed.
Madam Joycelene Tetteh
In an interview MzGee on Hitz News @ 1, the MP, who indicated that Parliament will investigate the matter, still believes that the beauty queen should not have stepped down but rather ‘taken the bullets’.
The beauty queen, who was crowned October 7 last year at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Accra, revealed that she is no longer interested in holding the office as Ghana’s beauty queen.
Miss Dery, just after eight months as queen has sent an email to the organisers, Exclusive Events Ghana, to formally inform them of her decision.
Exclusive Events Ghana, owned by Inna Mariam Patty, organisers of the Miss Ghana pageant say they have “gladly accepted” the resignation of the winner of the 2017 pageant, Margaret Dery.
On the heels of the resignation of 2017 winner of Miss Ghana, Margaret Dery, a number of individuals have raised red flags over the rampant allegations of exploitation levelled against the organizers.
The allegations became a matter of national discussion after three former beauty queens openly accused Exclusive Events Ghana Limited, organisers of the pageant, of taking undue advantage of them with some claiming they were ‘pimped’.
Madam Joycelene Tetteh suggested that the government should take back the franchise of the event so that the state can regulate the beauty pageant.
Source : Adomonline.com