Outgoing Miss Uganda Quiin Abenakyo was on Sunday honored alongside the speaker of Parliament Hon Rebecca Kadaga and 18 other people by the Kyabazinga (king) of Busoga Kingdom William Wilberforce Kadhumbula Gabula Nadiope IV.
Abenakyo was awarded the ‘Source Of The Nile’ medal for inspiring the young generation to believe in themselves while the speaker received the ‘Sir William Wilberforce Gabula Nadiope II’ medal for promoting gender, parity and defending women’s rights, among others.
The medals were categorised into three, including the ‘Sir William Wilberforce Gabula Nadiope II’, ‘Omwooyo Gwa Busoga’ and the ‘Source Of The Nile’. The Sir William Wilberforce Gabula Nadiope medal goes to individuals and entities that have contributed to cultural, social and economic development of Busoga and transformation of people’s lives.
The Mwooyo Gwa Busoga medal is given to people and entities that diligently protect, nurture and uphold Busoga cultural heritage and norms, whereas the ‘Source of the Nile’ medal is for those whose hard work, innovation and achievements that have made the cultural institution known globally.
Other beneficiaries include the former vice president, Dr Specioza Wandira Kazibwe for being a global icon and promoter of the emancipation of women and girl-child education. Former chief justice Wako Wambuzi was also awarded for his service in the Judiciary, the former Bishop of Busoga Diocese, the late Rev Cyprian Bamwoze, Arthur Wilson Musulube, who composed the Busoga anthem, among others were also awarded.