Ghanaians will miss another edition of Miss Universe Ghana this year as the pageant will not run due to rebranding processes the program is undergoing.
After careful assessment of the pageant over the years, organizers of this prestigious event thought it wise to go on a break in order to address structural modifications to the program in order to make it better.
The National Director of Miss Universe Ghana Mrs. Menaye Donkor Muntari stated in an address that the suspension will afford the organizing body the opportunity imbibe innovative concepts.
She further added the timing for Miss Universe Ghana will be under evaluation to ensure the event is held at the right time in the calendar year.
The statement indicated the changes will give the pageant a new and wider appeal as well as provide the opportunity to create bigger and better moments leading up to, and during the national event.
The changes will also enable the Miss Universe Ghana Organisation to accommodate a new arrangement for the selection of contestants, which will include holding auditions in four (4) zones around the country.
“Resuming operations in 2020 will allow us to implement new initiatives and we are excited to share what we have planned,” the statement read.
The team acknowledged any disappointments the decision may cause to prospective sponsors, potential contestants, fans of the pageant and the general public.
They promised to update the public on the organisation’s plans when they are executed leading to the 2020 finals.
Organisers in the statement, hoped that all stakeholders will understand and accept the decision of the Miss Universe Ghana Organisation.
“The team hopes they (sponsors and fans) will continue to support the team to stage a successful pageant and also crown a well-deserving Miss Universe Ghana 2020, who will go on to represent the country at that year’s event,” it added.
After being dormant for a number of years, Mrs Menaye Donkor Muntari who is also the wife of former Black Stars player, Sulley Muntari and a former Miss Universe Ghana, took over the franchise under her MALZ Promotions outfit.
The Miss Universe Ghana competition, since its new inception, has provided a forum to strengthen the voices of Ghanaian women, changing the status quo by ensuring women’s inclusivity in building the nation.
She has since transformed the pageant; her first Miss Universe Ghana, Ruth Quarshie, made it to the Top 20 at the Miss Universe (worldwide) finals in 2017.