In Summary
  • The beauty queens in sleek and revealing clothes, kept moving around Mestil Hotel pool side as they took photos with the event organisers including Mr Kiwanda.
  • Tourism is a top foreign exchange earner for Uganda and the country last year earned $1.4b (Shs5 trillion) from the sector, according to government statistics.
  • Curvaceous women as a product, is the latest attraction the ministry hopes to attract more tourists and increase revenue earnings.

KAMPALA

The Ugandan Ministry of Tourism has added curvy and sexy women to the list of tourism products.

While unveiling the initiative in Kampala on Wednesday, State minister for Tourism Godfrey Kiwanda, said a beauty pageant dubbed ‘Miss Curvy Uganda’ had been launched to select sexy curvaceous women. The finalists will be selected in June.

“We have naturally endowed nice looking women that are amazing to look at. Why don’t we use these people as a strategy to promote our tourism industry?” Mr Kiwanda said.

The beauty queens in sleek and revealing clothes, kept moving around Mestil Hotel pool side as they took photos with the event organisers including Mr Kiwanda on Wednesday.

INCREASE REVENUE

Tourism is a top foreign exchange earner for Uganda. Last year, the country earned $1.4b (Sh5 trillion) from the sector, according to government statistics.

Most tourists visit Uganda to tour national parks for diverse wildlife species such as gorillas and birds among other animals. They also love viewing the River Nile, crater lakes and mountains.

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