Miss Tourism Buganda goes to Masaza

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Miss Tourism 2016 was recently at the Uganda Museum. As it has been, different clusters will send their top representations to the national boot camp enroute to vying for the coveted title of Miss Tourism Uganda. The crown bearer will represent the country at Miss Tourism World at the end of the year. Clusters include Buganda, Teso, Tooro, Busoga among others. The different clusters have come up with strategies of getting the best representatives who can eventually win them the crown.

Mabel Namala
Mabel Namala Miss Tourism Buganda 2015/16 (Ivan Ssebuuma pic)

One for those is the Buganda cluster that has decided to go down to the counties (Masaza) to get contestants. This aimed at getting as many people involved and casting the net far in search for the best talent there is, according to Ronnie Nsubuga the in charge and trainer Miss Tourism Buganda. This is in partnership with Buganda Kingdom. “Unlike last year, the pageant has decided to notice Amasaza this time round where we are giving a platform to the county heads to show their worth,” he told us adding “we are going to choose one girl from all counties to represent at the Miss Tourism Buganda main boot camp. This time round each of the girls is entitled to a special way of representing her county for example during the cultural wear representation.” The search will officially kick off tomorrow after the launch scheduled between 12am and 3pm at Bulange Mengo gardens. The 18 county leaders will be present to elaborate more on their preparations and share their schedules. The Nnabagereka Sylvia Nagginda is expected to grace the occasion.

Buganda has won overall crown twice in 2013 and 2014 and organisers hope this strategy will bring the cluster back on top this year. Mabel Naamala, Gloria Nakazzi and Camilla Namatovu are the reigning cluster queens.

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Meet Samson Baranga aka BigSam. He is a passionate photographer, writer, blogger, biker and his passion for fashion knows no boundaries. He is also a fashion columnist in The Observer newspaper.