Madam Melony Kassesey from the Upper East Region emerged the Ambassador for the "Portrait of an Excellent Woman 2008" at the National Theatre.
The event which was neither a competition nor a beauty pageant was to create a platform to showcase the 10 women representatives from the various regions chosen on the basis of their contributions to the society. Madam Kassesey has helped in training the youth of the Upper East in basket weaving and painting.
The representatives were awarded for their outstanding performances in their various communities.
Unfortunately, the representative from the Northern Region, Fati Issaka died prior to the holding of the programme.
Artistes like Kwabena Kwabena, Black Prophet and Ramblers International Band performed.
The Okyehene, Amoatia Ofori Panyin, who was the guest of honour for the event said, culture is made of stories which can be changed to meet times of modernity, adding that our mothers are of great importance and they need to be accorded with great respect.
He said, nation building is based on character and integrity and these are virtues derived from our mothers.
He urged all and sundry to go back and say "thank you" to their mothers especially on the occasion of this year’s Mother’s Day.
Madam Esther Ocloo of blessed memory, a woman who established a bank for women was remembered for her immense contribution to women development.
There was a poetry recital in honour of the beautiful women of Africa.