By Daudi Zirimala
The Archbishop of Church of Uganda has condemned the proposed Miss Curvy Uganda beauty pageant and urges the sponsors and partners to cancel it.
According to the statement released by the archbishop, the competition undermines the dignity of women and all that we as a church have worked for to advance girl-child education and opportunities for women to take their part in contributing fully to our national and family development.
Rt Rev Ntagali says it is a disgusting display of exploitation and brings shame upon our families and our country because the government is promoting trafficking to increase tourism.
“To present such a programme is to demonstrate how low we have fallen as a country. We cannot accept it and we insist that It be cancelled.”says ArchBishop Ntagali.
The minister of State for Tourism Godfrey Kiwanda Suubi earlier this week, launched a Miss Curvy beauty pageant, a product expected to promote Uganda’s tourism.
While endorsing the campaign, Kiwanda said: “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?”
Archbishop condemnation comes after Women activists in the country have demanded the resignation of Godfrey Kiwanda as tourism minister.
Kiwanda, who was recently awarded as the most active minister, by born again faith leader Pastor Joseph Serwadda, for his tourism campaign dubbed ‘Tulambule’ (Let’s tour), has been using women as the face of this new innovation. The notable ones include socialites Zari Hassan and Anita Kyarimpa Fabiola.