Miss Tourism Uganda beauty pageant has launched its 2018 search, introducing some new changes in qualification requirements and the number of regional clusters. The number of clusters has been increased to 20.
The State Minister for Tourism, Godfrey Kiwanda Suubi who presided over the function asked organizers of Miss Tourism Uganda to focus on the clusters that are responsible for grooming the girls before they become who they are.
“Cluster heads do a lot of work to polish these girls to make them look this beautiful and so they too need to get some funding so they can be motivated to carry on with their activities at regional level,” Minister Kiwanda said.
Under the theme of ‘Let the Pearl Shine’, the event is yet to set a distinctive class to get ladies who trust not only their beauty but as well as brains line up for auditions across the region.
The pageant has been given a financial boost of Shs 180 million and Mini Cooper Benz from partners, Radiant Cosmetics for the winning beauty.
Naava Marianne, the Patron Miss Tourism Uganda called upon all stakeholders in the tourism industry to join hands in helping transform the country through tourism.
“The aim of the pageant is promoting Uganda’s tourism by showcasing Uganda’s beauty as the Pearl of Africa” Naava said.
Allan Kanyike Bwette, the Coordinator of the pageant revealed that the pageant will go beyond domestic tourism promotion.
He said that it will look to showcase Uganda’s rich and diverse tourism offer including flora, fauna, culture, history and food internationally.
Kanyike also stressed that the event will increase public private partnership thus boosting the country’s funding base for economic development.
As the contest opens up, it will focus on getting all eligible Ugandan ladies aged between 18-29 years from all corners of the country.
However an additional qualification of Advanced Certificate of Education will be required on top of revising the height qualification from 5 to 6 feet.
The nationwide search for the beauty Queen will last 5 months.