Why people from the Volta Region are called number 9


It is common to find Ghanaians calling their fellow citizens from the Volta Region number 9.

The reason is that in 1957 (the year Ghana attained independence) during the first-ever Miss Ghana Beauty contest, the Volta Regional representative, Monica Amekoafia was contestant number 9 in that year’s beauty pageant.

Born in 1934, the then 23-year-old Monica eventually emerged the winner of the Miss Ghana beauty Contest in 1957.

It was her number that brought about the name number 9 for the people of the Volta Region.

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