Minister Kiwanda denies turning women into tourist scenery
The minister of state for tourism, Godfrey Kiwanda has denied allegations of turning women into tourist attractions, saying that Miss curvy contest was meant to appreciate Uganda’s beauty.
Kiwanda made the remarks yesterday in parliament as he was clarifying on the remarks he made during the launch of the pageant in which he portrayed Women as tourist’s attractions.
Kiwanda informed parliament that Miss Curvy just like any other pageant was meant to appreciate Uganda’s beauty saying the previous pageants have focused only on skinny women but says that the concept of the pageant is the same as the other ones that have been organized in the country.
However, Miss curvy Pageant divided parliament as some members of parliament support this imitative but others are against.
The Butambala county Member of Parliament, Muwanga Kivumbi informed parliament that it is time ministers stop making remarks off cuff and should instead rely on speeches.
The Agago woman Member of Parliament, Franca Akello left parliament in laughetr when she accussed the minister of implying that women like her and government whip Ruth Nankabirwa who are not curvy can not contribute anything useful to the country.
On a light note, Nankabirwa stood up, turned around on the floor to show case her curves.