By Felix Oketcho
It’s pomp and glamour at Serena Hotel Kampala this evening as 200 beautiful enthusiasts watch miss tourism 2021 grand finale.
Miss Tourism Uganda is a beauty pageant established by the late Hon. Maria Mutagamba to boost Uganda’s tourism industry. The 2021 event was launched on 1st June at the Uganda Museum under the theme “African Pride”.
The mammoth crowd of city girls are monitoring every move to watch reigning Miss Tourism Uganda 2020/21 Sonia Komugisha handing over the crown to a new winner who is likely to be announced tonight.
Tonight, five contestants; miss tourism Uganda 2021/22, first runner up, second runner up, miss popularity, and miss heritage will be chosen to represent the country at the national level and will become Uganda’s Tourism Ambassadors.
The past editions of Miss Tourism had representatives from 12 regions but this time around, the virtual Miss Tourism regional events had only 9 regions which include Ankole, Busoga, Teso, Eastern, Karamoja, West Nile, Tooro, Bunyoro, and Buganda and it’s these 9 regional winners that will battle for the top crown (Miss Tourism Uganda 2021/22) this evening.
Meanwhile, due to the prevailing ban on social gatherings and events, the pageant has been conducted under strict guidelines in respect to the Covid-19 SOPs whereby only 200 have been invited to attend this evening’s event at Serena Hotel.