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Women Activists Call For Minister Kiwanda’s Head Over Fronting Curvy Women As Tourist Attraction

Uganda Women Network led by Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) Ms Executive Director have come out guns blazing and issued a statement in response to State Minister for Tourism Godfrey Kiwanda Ssubi’s newly launched Miss Curvy Uganda pageant in Kampala.

In a press briefing last evening, Ms Rita describes the plan of a plus – size Miss Curvy as dehumanizing and degrading to the creature of a woman. She calls for the resignation of Minister Kiwanda because he has failed to know his duties as a Tourism Minister.

More rebellious and angered women have joined Ms Rita Aciro including parliamentarians like Winnie Kiiza, the woman of parliament of Kasese district to have the pageant cancelled and have the minister censored. They claim that the beauty of a woman comes from God and it can’t be used as a tourist attraction.

The main organizer of Miss Curvy Uganda Anne Munyangoma, speaks during the launch of the Pageant as State Minister for Tourism Godfrey Kiwanda looks on

Other women also argue that the tourism minister is indirectly selling sex to the outside tourists. They wonder if the curved women will also be taken to national parks and line up to for tourists to see. They are hurt and disgruntled.

The Miss Curvy Uganda pageant was unveiled in Kampala by the State Minister for Tourism but ever since then it has received a lot of stick, more so for the minister’s comments while launching it, “We have naturally endowed nice looking women that are amazing to look at. Why don’t we use these people as a strategy to promote our tourism industry?” He said at Mestil Hotel

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