Women activists led by the Executive Director of the Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) Rita Aciro, have come out and demanded that the state minister for tourism, Godfrey Kiwanda resigns.
The women activists argued that the newly launched ‘Miss Curvy Uganda’ contest demeans women in the country and asked Mr. Kiwanda to apologise and after reach out to the President and explain how he has failed to execute his role .
This curvy pageant is against Article 33 of the Ugandan Constitution which states that women shall be accorded full and equal dignity of the person with men. It’s derogatory, to say the least, this says we don’t know our history, it’s absurd and minister Kiwanda should actually resign.Perry Aritua
Aritua added that the Miss Curvy contest made her realize that Uganda as a country is short of strategies to market its tourism.
This made me realise we don’t have a strategy to market our country, he has run out of ideas to market Uganda. I’ve never seen a country that markets it’s human beings as a tourist attraction.She added
UWONET’s Rita Aciro also advised the tourism minister to resign from his position since he doesn’t know the things that attract tourists.