Uganda, KAMPALA. A lot has been said about this year’s Miss Uganda beauty pageant. That it would not happen. That it has been taken over by UPDF to promote agriculture. Well, the truth is out. This year’s beauty pageant is on, after its launch yesterday in Munyonyo, Kampala.

And no, UPDF has not taken over anything, according to Ms Brenda Nanyonjo of Kezi Entertainment, the Miss Uganda franchise holder.

“We will interact with the UPDF at various points, as we will with National Agriculture Advisory Services (Naads) and other organisations that have expressed to work with us. Nobody has taken over anything as it was reported,” Ms Nanyonjo told Daily Monitor.

The pageant will this year run under the theme: Making Agriculture Entrepreneurship Attractive to Young Women in Uganda”.

The theme, according to Ms Nanyonjo will require the next Miss Uganda to promote agriculture among young women in the country.

“The pageant needed an idea that will change communities. And yes, there is beauty with a purpose, but then there is also the very big problem of youth unemployment. We merged that with the back bone of our economy and got a general theme,” she said.

Last month, Gen Salim Saleh told a gathering at the pass out of UPDF officers being prepared to take over some roles in Naads that the army would use the pageant to attract young women to agriculture. – Monitor




About Author

Latest News

Mnangagwa Set To Win 2018 Elections : Mutumwa Noah Taguta

By Levi Mukarati and Tendai Mugabe in Marange. ..

Mliswa Donates Bricks Towards Schools Expansion Program

Munesu Chigada Harare (News of the South)- ..

Mandiwanzira Warns Against Publishing Unprotected Voters Roll

By Beaven Dhliwayo. Harare – The Minister ..

Like Us On Facebook

SUBSCRIBE: YouTube Channel

Whizz Kid 11 Year Old Joshua Ngoka Builds Computer

London, United Kingdom. – AN 11-YEAR-OLD ..

Forget Motivational Stories: Write Your Own

By Pearson Mbendera I have read a lot of ..

Winky D Shines At First Ever Zim Dancehall Awards

By Daniel Muzana Zimbabwe`s Winky was the ..

Vast Outcry For The Prodigal Son

Milton Mashasha Sports Reporter in Byo,Zim ..

A Story Of Love As Kenya Mourns The Westgate Mall Massacre

By Anoziva Marindire   The Nairobi Westgate ..

Inconsistency Costs The Chevrons Against Afghanistan

By Perkins-Tino Bare. Harare, Zimbabwe. (News ..

I Brought Life into Parliament: Mliswa

Harare, Zimbabwe (News of the South)-Incumbent ..

Education and Re-training to Reduce or Eliminate Structural Unemployment

By Lazarus Nyagumbo. Why are you not benefiting ..

Mnangagwa Set To Win 2018 Elections : Mutumwa Noah Taguta

By Levi Mukarati and Tendai Mugabe in Marange. ..

Murderer Kombian Returns To The Docks

Ghana`s notorious robber, Johnson Kombian, ..

Leaked Alangizi Video: Defending Alangizi, My Testimony

By Musamba Mumba Too much crap has been said ..

Eritrea Human Rights Abuses Highlighted At UN Review

Geneva – Eritrea was on Monday accused ..

Zimbabwe Communist Party Blasts Opposition Parties

By Munesu Chigada Harare, Zimbabwe (News ..

Mandatory Circumcision of Inmates In Prisons

By By Mutinta Moono Hanyama (Zambian Eye) ..

Industry Lacking Policy Synchronisation

By Wisdom Mumera (News Of The South) – ..