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Parliament to honour Quinn Abenakyo

By Moses Walubiri, Nicholas Wassajja

Added 23rd January 2019 09:33 AM

Those eager to market Uganda as one of the ideal tourists destinations have lauded her for exceedingly marketing the country she calls home at no cost.

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Those eager to market Uganda as one of the ideal tourists destinations have lauded her for exceedingly marketing the country she calls home at no cost.

Quinn Abenakyo has received kudos from different sections of Ugandans since her crowning as Miss World Africa 2018 during the Miss World Pageant held in the Chinese city of Sanya last month.

And since then, Abenakyo has been feted and meeting president Yoweri Museveni twice.

Those eager to market Uganda as one of the ideal tourists destinations have lauded her for exceedingly marketing the country she calls home at no cost.

This afternoon, Ngora woman MP Jaqueline Amongin is set to table a motion for Parliament to pay tribute to the lanky beauty queen from Busoga.

During Tuesday’s plenary session, Amongin made a case for Abenakyo to be formally recognised by the House, saying her exploits at the Miss World 2018 pageant deserves nothing short of that from Parliament.

“This young lady has marketed our country in many ways at no cost. The issues she addressed during the Miss World pageant like girl education to which she said she is passionate about are some of the issues that are dear to every lawmaker. Would it not be procedurally right for this House to formally honor this young lady?” Amongin said.

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga said Amongin will be allowed to move a substantive summon to that effect this afternoon.

While Amongin was making a case for her formal recognition by the House, Abenakyo with her parents, grandma and an aunt in tow was perched in the visitor’s gallery.

In the head to head segment of the Miss World Pageant, Abenakyo was paired with Miss Argentina Victoria Soto.

Abenakyo talked about her support for the girl child in her project she called "Fighting Teenage Pregnancies".

All three judges voted for her, sending her into the Top 30 in the competition, the first Ugandan contestant to rise this high, in the history of the Miss World beauty pageant.

Abenakyo was born in Mayuge District, in February 1996, to Charles Sembera, a Musoga, from Mayuge District and Alice Kyamulesire, a Mutooro, from Kabarole District.

She graduated with a degree in business computing, from Makerere University Business School.

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