Uganda will become the first African country to Miss Planet International from November 6th-20th 2022 at Speke Resort Munyonyo. This will be the fourth edition of the beauty pageant.
It is expected that the event will attract 10,000 people, 80 participants, 33 from Africa and 47 from other parts of the world. These numbers are a big boost to Uganda’s tourism sector.
The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Okello Oryem, addressing the press at Uganda Media Centre, highlighted that the contestants and other foreigners coming for the event will spend close to 10 days in Uganda.
“When they arrive here, they will be participating in various activities, including visiting schools, orphanages, planting trees and climate change activities,” the minister said.
Then they will go upcountry to participate in various tourism activities and promote Uganda as a tourism destination, he added.
Oryem noted that the event, which is to be hosted in Africa for the first time, is expected to bring together delegates from different countries in the region, including first ladies.
He added that it’s a better opportunity for Uganda to fade away the negative messages that have tainted on the tourism industry such as the outbreak of Ebola.
“We are also glad that it comes at a time when there are some negative publications regarding Ebola when negative forces are giving travel advice that people should not come to Uganda because of rapid Ebola. But the organizers are well aware that Ebola is there, and have not been put off by some misinformation,” he noted.