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Ankole picks tourism queen

By Vision Reporter

Added 22nd June 2018 11:09 PM

The organisers will now embark on a search for the next Miss Tourism Ankole queen, an effort that will see them traversing 10 districts.

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The organisers will now embark on a search for the next Miss Tourism Ankole queen, an effort that will see them traversing 10 districts.

PIC: Miss Mbarara, Anita Ayebare together with her first and second runners up, Ritah Tumuhimbise and Deborah Nagasha.( Courtesy photo)
 
BEAUTY CONTEST
 
By Adolf Ayoreka
 
MBARARA - Miss Tourism Uganda Ankole chapter is back for another edition.
 
The 2018 edition was launched at a media event held at Lake View Hotel on Saturday in Mbarara.
 
Mbarara Tourism Information Centre and the holder of the franchise the Embassy Suits and tours limited opened up competitions for the participants.
 
Following the launch, the organisers will now embark on a search for the next Miss Tourism Ankole queen, an effort that will see them traversing 10 districts of  Bushenyi, Mbarara, Buhweju, Kiruhuura, Mitooma, Sheema, Ntungamo, Rubirizi, Isingiro and Ibanda. 
 
The search will culminate with a grand finale slated for September 8 at Lake View Hotel.
 
That each district will be represented by one candidate to the grand finale including Universities and tertiary institutions and there after three queens will represent Ankole at the national level.
 
Tom Kasyamira, the Managing Director of Mbarara Tourism Information Centre said the Miss Tourism Uganda project was started in 2014 with an aim of exploring the beauty of Uganda, popularise the tourism spots in Ankole and Uganda at large.
 
He noted that domestic tourism in Uganda had not be appreciated in the country where by most of the Ugandans would travel to the nearby Countries like Kenya and Tanzania leaving the Uganda’s tourism sector is slamber.
 
Kasyamira added that ever since the Miss Tourism Ankole chapter started in 2014, they have registered tremendous developments especially in the hotel sector.
 
“Back then, Mbarara town used to have not more than five good hotels, but apparently I don’t know the numbers, we have so many and this is tourism, every weekend Mbarara is always lit up by very many people from other districts even from other countries," Kasyamira noted.  
 
The project is funded by Uganda Tourism Board, Uganda Wild Life Authority  and Uganda Hotel Owners Association among others.
 
 
 

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