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Miss Akwambo winners accuse organizers of failing to give them prizes


The winners of this year’s Miss Akwambo Beauty Pageant have accused the organizers, Breezy FM of not giving them their prizes weeks after the event.

The pageant was held on August 1, 2011but the winners say the organizers told them they would be decorated with their prizes at public durbar but they have since not heard anything from the organizers and all efforts to get the prizes have proved futile.

Second Runner Up, Sandra Mensah told Adom News they promised to give the winner a refrigerator and GHC200; first runner up, a television set a GHC100 and she was to get a standing fan and GHC50 for coming third.

Doris Botwe, who was eventually crowned Miss Akwambo 2011 also told Adom News that all the six contestants paid GHC20 each to participate, and also provided their own costumes at their own cost.

“We are all students and we had to go hustle for the GHC20 to pay and participate because we had hope of going home with something – my father even picked up a quarrel with me because I paid to participate,” she said.

One of the Judges at the event, Abonzi Baby, a presenter on Breezy FM told Adom News the girls have been pressurizing her about the prizes and she had also been putting pressure on the organizers.

She said one of the organizers told her the chiefs of the area were supposed to have contributed money for the prizes but they have not so it had become the burden of the main organizers.

Abonzy Baby therefore assured the girls that within a matter of a week they would be settled.

Meanwhile at the time of going to press, one of the organizers told Adom News on phone that they were now holding an emergency meeting to find ways of getting the girls their prizes.

 

Story by: Samuel Mantey and Ewurama Fefeti/Adom News/Ghana

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August 20, 2011 - Posted by | SETTING THE NEWS AGENDA

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