Reasons behind the immediate stepping down just after eight months is not yet known.
Her resignation comes as the group prepare to organize another edition this year.
Prior to her resignation, Ms Dery posted on social media warning aspiring beauty queens not to patronise the event, describing it as a deception.
The beauty queen was crowned on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Accra.
The Management of Exclusive Events Ghana , in a statement responding to the resignation on Tuesday, 31 July 2018, said they are “focused and ever determined to use the Miss Ghana Beauty Pageant to help the poor, needy and the vulnerable in rural areas and deprived communities and absolutely nothing can distract us from this noble journey.”
The statement also said management receives the resignation of the beauty queen in good faith and sees it as a good riddance. According to Management of the Miss Ghana Beauty Pageant, they recently “commissioned and donated a water project to the Nabuli Witch Camp in Gushegu in the Northern Region of Ghana” but the beauty queen refused to turn up for reasons “best known to her“.
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Exclusive Events Ghana Gladly Accepts the Resignation of Margaret Dery
It has come to our attention through the media that the winner of the 2017 edition of the Miss Ghana beauty pageant Margaret Dery has resigned.
The management of Exclusive Events Ghana, the organizers of the Miss Ghana beauty pageant have gladly accepted the resignation of Margaret Dery in good faith.
The major vision of Exclusive Events Ghana is to promote the culture of discipline, respect for authority, good corporate governance and use the crown to change the lives of the vulnerable and deprived communities.
We did our very best to lead the winners and runners-up of the beauty pageant to live and act in accordance with the major vision. That is the more reason why we recently commissioned and donated a water project to the Nabuli Witch Camp in Gushegu in the Northern Region of Ghana. Unfortunately, Margaret Dery never showed up for the programme for reasons best known to her.
Management of Exclusive Events Ghana are very focused and ever determined to use the Miss Ghana Beauty Pageant to help the poor, needy and the vulnerable in rural areas and deprived communities and absolutely nothing can distract us from this noble journey.
We wish Margaret Dery well in her next career and we do pray that she will uphold the ethics of professionalism, respect for contracts as well as show the necessary respect to the new authority she finds herself under.
Issued: by Public Affairs Department.