Inna Patty, the winner of Miss Ghana 2004 and CEO of Exclusive Events Ltd, has said that football cannot be compared to beauty pageants, especially Miss World, in terms of societal influence.
“I don’t want to compare it to football but aside the World Cup, Miss World, Miss Ghana is the next biggest thing. Football is entertainment, but if you want to look at impacting society, and what we are doing you can’t compare to football. We are alone in that space and it’s high time we are given our due,” Patty told Caroline Sampson on Asaase Radio‘s Café 995.
She has therefore called on the government and other stakeholders to invest more in beauty pageants, especially Miss Ghana.
“The government’s support is woefully inadequate. If we want to compare on that scale then I will say we don’t have that support,” she said. “But when you want to talk about support where they come in and grace occasions here and there, facilitate our visa processing, that’s the kind of support we get.”
Patty added: “We are in partnership together, the government can’t do everything, you need a powerful social development tool like what we are doing to help contribute to our national development.”