A 25-year old young talented and energetic lady , Miss Karim Andala popularly known on stage as Jakpache who represented the Central Gonja District has been crowned Queen of WUSACUF held in Bole in the Savannah Region on the maiden edition of the Wuripe and Savannah Cultural Festival has been crowned winner of the contest.
Umar Mariam of the Bole District emerged the first runner up, Seidu Kanyiti from Central Gonja District emerged the second runner up.
Miss Jakpache drove home as a queen of the WUSACUF branded new car and has a 1-year project as a prize package.
The 1st Runner up, Miss Mariam took home a brand new Motor Bike (Mapuka) and her closest contender Miss Kanyiti adjudged 3rd Runner up with a prize package of a refrigerator.
The 4th position, Mr. Soale Sadat (Amando) took home a 43 inches flat screen, 5th position Amadu Abigail Alele took home 43 inches, Kadija took home 32 inches flat screen and Fransisca (Franca) also took home a 32 inches flat screen.
The competition that started with 14 contestants from the seven 7 District of the Savannah Region was climaxed on Saturday, May 21st, 2022, in Bole at the Wuripe and Sons Royal Lodge with the seven Maidens competing for the covetous crown of Queen or King of WUSACUF.
Speaking to Yagbon News after the event, Miss Jakpache, thanked the organizers of the show and her entire family for their support.
She indicated that she is poised to execute her project to promote the culture and tradition and also impact lives in Savannah Region. “I will not only carry the crown on my head and cash on my chest, I will make it an emblem and also help in the promotion of girl child Education in Gonjaland.”
The Wuripe Savannah Cultural Festival was organized by KAGA Foundation in collaboration with Savannah Regional House of Chiefs and sponsored by Wuripe and Sons Royal Lodge which seeks to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the Savannah region.
The festival is to extensively seeks to market the numerous and untapped tourist sites and tourism potentials in the seven District in the region as well as promote the rich cultural heritage of the region like our history, food, music, fance, dressing festivals, livelihood amongst others.
The program brought together contestants representing each of the Seven Districts In the Savannah Region, namely West Gonja Municipality, North Gonja District, Central Gonja District, East Gonja Municipality, North- East Gonja District, Sawla-Tuna- Kalba District and Bole District.
Source: yagbonradioonline/Fataw Diwura