Miss Tourism Uganda Inspiring & Empowering Girls

Kethen is 2015/2016 Miss Tourism Tooro region

Today evening, one of 22 striking, gorgeous girls, the final competitors of Miss Tourism Uganda pageant 2015 will wake away this year’s accolade at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

Kethen is 2015/2016 Miss Tourism Tooro region
Kethen is 2015/2016 Miss Tourism Tooro region

This year’s competition, the third Miss Tourism Uganda event has been organised under the theme, “Celebrating our Cultural Diversity.”

According to the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Tourism sector, the event’s chief organizer, the event is aimed at promoting regional tourism and highlighting the rich cultural endowment of Uganda through the facets of fashion, music, food and other cultural attributes of the peoples and places in the eleven uniquely different regions of the country.

According to the press statement released by the ministry yesterday, the event will “create a platform for the youth to develop character and grow personally in poise, confidence, communication skills, physical fitness, and self-discipline.”

The event will also empower girls and inspire the youth in tourism enterprise using the Miss Tourism Brand.

The winners of the Miss Tourism Pageant will participate in the International Miss Tourism and Miss Heritage campaigns representing Uganda.

The Search for Miss Tourism Uganda 2015

The search for Miss Tourism 2015 began this year in April with the mobilisation of the regions to participate. Eleven regions expressed interest to participate in the pageant. These include Kigezi, Ankole, Tooro, Bunyoro, Buganda, Busoga, Eastern Mbale, Teso, Northern, West Nile and Karamoja Regions.

This exercise was followed by regional activations and trainings and was concluded with the final selection of three tourism ambassadors from each of the participating regions.

The media unveiling of the Miss Tourism Pageant was held on the 12th August 2015 at J&M Hotel in Bwebajja.

Thirty three pageants drawn from eleven regions participated in the exercise and were forwarded to a boot camp exercise and training in tourism, enterprise and beauty competition.

On the 22nd of August 2015, the beauty queens were subjected to an elimination exercise in which one participant from each region was eliminated.

The 22 final competitors have been training and preparing for the today’s grand final event.

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