Miss Uganda Quiin Abenakyo who was crowned as Miss World Africa at the 2018 Miss World finale in China has returned into the country.
She’s to meet President Museveni at State House Entebbe this afternoon
Yesterday while addressing the press, The deputy chief executive officer of the board Mr John Ssempebwa said upon arrival at Entebbe international airport, Ms Abenakyo would be driven straight to State house to meet president Museveni and the first family
“Abenakyo is now a Ugandan heroine and when she lands at Entebbe, we shall receive her home as the tourism fraternity the way we usually receive Uganda Cranes when they win a game. She is now a national icon having won the Miss World Africa crown so we shall take her to president Museveni for other big announcements that will be made,” Mr Ssempebwa said.
He said that the Minister of Tourism will then announce the position she will be holding in the tourism board among other benefits she will get from the government during her meeting with the President at State house.
According to Ssempebwa, Abenakyo lands at Entebbe airport at 1.30 pm Thursday.
He also dismissed claims that government has not helped Abenakyo, asserting that the government through its embassy in China gave her some up-keep.
Abenakyo was the first Miss Uganda to make it to the top 5 finalists, Much as the 68th Miss World title went to Mexico’s Vanessa Ponce de Leon with Thailand’s Nicolene Limsnukan as first runner up.
Abenakyo was the second runner up with Belarus’ Maria Vasilevich in fourth place while Jamaica’s Kadija Robinson is in position number five.
Who is Abenakyo?
She is a computer science student at Makerere university business school based in Nakawa.
The 22-year-old Abenakyo, hails from Mayuge District in eastern Uganda.
Abenakyo was born in February 1996, to Ugandan parents Mr Charles Sembera and Ms Alice Kyamulesire in Mayunge district.
She was crowned miss Uganda on 10 August 2018 at a ceremony at the Kampala Sheraton before proceeding to China in November.