|Giuseppina Nana Akua Baafi|
Miss Ghana 2013, Giuseppina Nana Akua Baafi, has been sacked and her crown taken from her after what organisers described as a chain of bad behaviour.
It is not clear who takes over as the next Miss Ghana because the first and second runners-up have also stepped down and stopped working with the organisers, Exclusive Events, for some time now.
Prior to her dismissal, Nana Akua Baafi was reported to have told the organisers about two months ago she was no longer interested in occupying the position.
A letter dated Thursday July 3 this year and signed by Samuel Bokorvie, the Chief Operating Officer of Exclusive Events, ordered Nana Akua Baafi to hand over all properties belonging to Exclusive Events Ghana Limited in her possession within five (5) working days.
The letter, addressed to Nana Akua Baafi, read: “As you are aware, upon your crowning as MISS GHANA at the 2013 Beauty Pageant Contest organised by Exclusive Events Ghana Limited, the franchise holders of the MISS WORLD GHANA PAGEANT, you became the Ambassador of the MISS GHANA brand and as a result you were to be mentored and groomed for the MISS WORLD 2014 event.
“To facilitate this grooming and mentoring process, you were housed at an official residence and given a chaperone.
“In view of this elevated status as the Miss Ghana Brand Ambassador you undertook to behave and conduct yourself in a manner that would not bring the brand into disrepute and public ridicule.
“We regret however, that your conduct has not been consistent with your commitment to these values that you subscribed to, on becoming the Miss Ghana Ambassador at your crowning.”
The letter noted further: “We seemed to have been naive as we rather chose to remain optimistic of your character and role. However, your subsequent acts seem to suggest that you were serious about your decision not to continue with your role as the Miss Ghana brand Ambassador. Management has decided to accept your decision to stand down as MISS GHANA 2013.
“Also, you are advised not to hold yourself or represent the MISS GHANA brand at any forum and please be informed that Management of Exclusive Events Ghana limited reserves to itself the rights to institute legal proceedings against you or any person holding herself out as such.”
The company is to make another announcement in the coming days on who gets to represent Ghana at this year’s Miss World event, which takes place in the UK in December.