April 12, 2023

Miss Ghana UK Calls On Asantehemaa

Eunice Maame Adwoa Boatemaa, winner of the 2022 edition of Miss Ghana UK has paid a courtesy call on the Queen of the Asante Kingdom, Nana Konadu Yiadom III.

Her visit to the Manhyia Palace was on Wednesday, April 12, 2023- the third Awukudae of the year.

Led by Asante Mamponghemaa Nana Agyakoma Difie II, Adwoa Boatemaa and a delegation met the Queen.

Among the delegation were Directors of Miss Ghana UK, Mavis Osei and Cilla Baafour-Gyewu as well as the first runner-up of the 2022 edition, Magretta Adwoa Boatemaa Oppong.

Eunice Maame Adwoa Boatemaa was born in the United Kingdom (UK) but traces her roots to Krobo in Asante Mampong in the Ashanti region.

Though she’s never stayed in Ghana, she has been visiting quite frequently, she told Mac the President in an exclusive interview on Opemsuo Radio.

She is professionally a nurse in the UK.

Among eleven women from different tribes in Ghana, she emerged as the winner.

Asked what made her unique, she said, “I was being myself. I was having fun.”

“When I went into the contest, I wanted to win but I said to myself I wanted to enjoy the process and what Miss Ghana UK stands for- the initiatives that they stand for are powerful.”

The competition came to an end in September 2022.

Miss Ghana UK has a flagship campaign they run as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSO).

Themed “Period Poverty: Pound For A Pad Campaign”, the project is aimed at donating sanitary pads to women who aren’t able to afford them.

A director of the contest, Cilla Baafour-Gyewu told Mac the President that the campaign was introduced five years ago.

Adwoa Boatemaa explained, “We ask people to donate even if it’s a pound for a pad for our young ladies…There are so many young ladies not only in Ghana but also in the UK who are not able to afford sanitary products. It’s something that’s not spoken about and hidden in the background but as a woman, you go through the menstrual cycle every month. Whether you are poor, or rich whether you like it or not, it will come and it’s unfortunate that some young ladies are not able to afford these products.”

Cilla added, “Some women are struggling to feed themselves and then buy sanitary pads at the same time. How do they do it? So I came up with this together with my sister {co-director}.”

The group will be visiting Serwaa Nyarko Senior High School and Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem Girls’ Senior High School to make donations of sanitary towels to students.



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