Over 30 contestants Miss Tourism for the 2019/20 crown from 12 regions of Uganda have been unveiled.
The event took place on Saturday September 13, 2019 at Serena Hotel, Kampala and it was graced by key players in the tourism industry.
Three contestants were selected from each of the 12 regions of Uganda. The regions includes: Ankole, Buganda, Kigezi, Tooro, Karamoja, Bunyoro, Teso, Busoga, West Nile, Northern, Bugisu among others.
The CEO Miss Tourism Allan Kanyike said the selecting of contestants from the regions was a journey which started way back in June 2019 with help of cluster heads.
He urged all the contestants to be ambassadors of tourism and market Uganda whereever they go.
He added that after the elimination process which will be held in Gulu ahead of the grand finale on 4th October 2019, only 6 contestants will be selected. The tourism day will also be held in Gulu.
“These are Uganda’s best tourism ambassadors; they should market and sell Uganda elsewhere. Unlike the past winners, this year’s Miss Tourism will win a land title from Sema Properties, one of our sponsors,” he said.
Uganda Wildlife Education Conservation Centre (UWEC) Public Relations Officer, Scovia
Musimenta noted that by promoting domestic tourism through beauty, the
Miss Tourism will convince and inform domestic
tourists of the products found in Uganda’s protected areas.
“It is also expected to promote UWA’s image, tourism products, services, activities and facilities to targeted stakeholders, customers and the public through branding and promotional materials during the pageant activities,” she said.
The Chairperson Miss Tourism, Sarah Kagingo thanked Ugandans for having attended the 7th edition of the Miss Tourism pageant and urged people to use social media in promoting and marketing Uganda as a top t destination.
She also called upon Ugandans to be part of the grand finale of the Miss tourism 2019 at Serena Hotel on October 4 2019
Richard Kawere from Uganda Tourism Association, the apex body for tourism organization applauded the team for the initiative and urged more ladies to participate in the compeition.
He added that project gives Uganda mileage across Africa and the globe.
Contestants includes: Namawa Rebecca, Carolyne Rukundo, Mariam Muhamed, Gloria Nawanyaga, Braton Braxy Kempango, Nyamatte Mariam, Nabirah Nagawa, Petronella Acen, Nusula Nabirye, Margaret Naimuli, Annie Tricia Tamale, Elizabeth Nakayiza Kigula, Kusiima Bronnie Divine, Sheilah Kababoopi Abwooli, Sibella Raphaela Nsiimire, Angel Akullo, Beatrice Aol and Uwimbabazi Lucky among others.
By Drake Nyamugabwa