By Our Reporter
7th Feb 2019
Legislators have condemned the Miss Curvy pageant initiative launched by the State Minister for Tourism Godfrey Kiwanda.
On February 05, 2019, Kiwanda launched the Miss Curvy Uganda pageant under his Tulambule Tourism project at Mestil Hotel in Nsambya.
He explained that the pageant is aimed at celebrating Uganda’s most curvaceous women.
The proposed pageant has drawn outrage from female activists with many accusing the minister of portraying women as sex objects for tourism.
Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) and the Parliamentary Forum on Children Affairs (PFCA) have joined the queue criticizing the minister over his campaign and asked him to apologize.
The UWOPA Chairperson and Budaka Woman MP, Pamela Kamugo says it is sad for the Minister to promote women as tourist attractions yet Uganda is gifted by nature with lakes, rivers, mountains and beautiful flora and fauna, which support tourism instead of using women.
Kassambya County MP Mbwatekamwa Gaffa, says the message behind Kiwanda’s curvaceous women tourism is immoral, dangerous and offensive even to men who thought to have a better representative in the ministry of Tourism minister.