Sonia Komugisha 23, a Kyambogo University student of Bachelor’s degree in Textile and Apparel Design was on Sunday evening crowned Miss Tourism Uganda in a scientific event that was held at Care Bear in Sseguku off Entebbe road.
Komugisha beat four other contestants, including Jean Corprise Akullo, Amaniyo Charity, Agwang Prossy Permah and Atuheire Sheevon to be crowned this year’s Tourism Queen, inheriting the crown from Phiona Kyeru from Busoga region.
The finals were judged by Dr Deborah Freeman and Dr Gregory Freeman of Across the Nations International Ministries (ATNIM). After the crowning, Dr Deborah promised all the winners a trip to the US.
Sonia Komugisha, however, did not receive any prize as exepeted. Instead, the outgoing beauty queen received the car that was promised to her by the organisers after being crowned Miss Tourism last year.
Phiona Kyeru finally received her car and this adds to the land title that was given to her last year after being crowned.
Unlike the other Miss Tourism events where contestants are gotten from regional searches, this year’s contest was short and precise due to the Covid-19 pandemic where most events were banned.
According to the CEO Miss Tourism Uganda, MS Allan Kanyike, this year’s theme is Beauty, Brains and Change (BBC). Kanyike went on and told Ugandans to love their country, visit tourism destinations and post photos to show the world how Uganda is endowed.
Miss Tourism Board promised to construct Maria Mutagamba Hospital in Rakai in her memory which will be donated to the Government of Uganda and also two tourism sites that will be built and renovated as well as a primary school in Karamoja region.
This year’s winner will next year represent Uganda in Miss Tourism International and Miss Tourism East Africa which might be hosted in Uganda.