- The suggestion by the Minister has caused outrage especially among women activists
- After the outrage and contest by the President, the Minister said the contest was meant to promote beauty
- Uganda is still grappling with efforts to promote clean and safe energy where majority of Ugandans still depend on firewood and charcoal as main sources of energy
By Mumbere Edwin Fanta
Kasese- On February 5th, the state minister for Tourism, Mr Godfrey Kiwanda unveiled an initiative in which curvy and sexy Ugandan women will now be listed as some of the items to attract tourists to the pearl of Africa.
The suggestion by the Minister has since has caused a backlash where people have shared their thoughts that this is just a sign of moral decadency for the minister to start using curvy women as tourist attractions and this has reduced women to animals that should be lined for leisure.
The Miss Curvy contest and is only a sign of moral decadency for the minister to start using curvy women as tourist attractions yet we can use the solar energy installed in the various tourist hotels that are in and around the national parks.
“When tourists come to Uganda, they are coming to see how we are beautifully blessed with national resources such as the sun that we have throughout the year which we have used to provide lighting in their hotels.”
This is a plus for us because most of the European and Asian countries have got polluted air and some are still using coal to generate power which has it negative impacts to their lives and if we can use the solar energy carefully, we can lure thousands of tourist since they come to Uganda to not only visit the various national parks but to also look at the various options that we have in Uganda that can implemented in their countries.
Although Mr Kiwanda maintains that the Miss Curvy contest was meant to promote beauty in diversity but not promoting women as a tourism product.
Therefore, we can rebrand the miss curvy Uganda tourism promotion with clean energy such as solar since the world is now turning to the use of clean energy and this will bring in tourist since it has negative impacts to the environment and animals and this what the tourist are interested in.