Beauty queens from Busoga have commended the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, for promoting the tourism potential in the region.
The queens, who met the Speaker at her office on Monday 19th February 2018, observed the need to improve the road network in the eastern region and to encourage Ugandans to make Busoga a tourist destination.
Speaking on behalf of the team of nine tourism queens, Kamuya Kitamirike, also presented the Speaker a certificate of registration of Miss Tourism Busoga Association, and requested her to be their Patron.
She highlighted the need to create awareness about tourism and wildlife conservation among students.
“We plan to establish tourism clubs in schools in Busoga sub-region and organize competitions and quizzes in Lusoga,” said Kamuya.
The Speaker accepted the invitation to become the patron of the Miss Tourism Busoga Association and was in agreement with the tourism ambassadors saying promoting the region, especially the language of Lusoga, was necessary in putting Busoga on the map.
“We have more than 35 tourism sites but people take them for granted; it is our responsibility to promote them,” said Kadaga, adding that “There is a need to promote Lusoga as a language through debates as well as music, dance and drama.”
The Speaker also noted the need to actively engage in tree planting campaigns to green the region and the entire country, a message which she emphasizes at all events she attends.
The tourism beauty queens who were accompanied by media partners from the US and UK, presented a gift of the map of Busoga to the Speaker, with a call to her to engage them in her activities.