Margaret Mwintuur Dery
Miss Ghana 2017, Margaret Mwintuur Dery, has been advised to use the crown to project Upper West Region and showcase to the world that it is a worthy destination for tourists.
According to Eric Johnson, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Royal Cosy Hotel in Jirapa in the Upper West Region, Margaret Mwintuur Dery who represented the region at the premier pageant made the area very proud for winning the pageant.
He sees Miss Dery’s crown as a major step to showcase the Upper West Region on the international map as the beauty queen hails from that part of the country.
The CEO of the plush resort located in the region praised the queen for standing tall amongst some other 19 contestants who took part in the competition.
Although a new facility in the region, the hotel is fast gaining a lot of recognition in the tourist circles as it was part of the companies which sponsored this year’s Miss Ghana event.
“We are happy to be part of the jubilee celebration as launched by the President, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo, and as an institution that believes in the promotion of tourism we saw partnering this all-important event as a way to support and promote the Ghana @ 60 celebration,” he said.
Congratulating Miss Dery, Mr Johnson advised the youth from the area to see the beauty queen as a role model and work hard towards achieving their dreams and aspirations as she has done.
As an entrepreneur who believes strongly in developing deprived areas, Mr Johnson added that he decided to site the hotel in Jirapa in order to create employment for the youth and also to help open the area to tourists to help boost the local economy.
“Government cannot do it alone; as such private sector participation is very important for national development.”
Youth unemployment, he stated, is a major challenge confronting the nation, as he promised to do more to shoulder government’s efforts toward fighting the challenge of youth unemployment.
Popularly called Jirapa Dubai, the Royal Cosy Hotel has already won an award from the Ministry of Tourism for its contribution towards the promotion of tourism in the Upper West Region.