UTB Chairman suggests to appoint Quiin Abenakyo as Tourism Ambassador

Daudi Migereko, the chairperson of the Uganda Tourism Board, has suggested to appoint Quiin Abenakyo, the reigning 2018 Miss Uganda as the tourism ambassador for Uganda.

Quiin Abenakyo has finished 3rd in the just concluded Miss World 2018 pageant, which was held on Saturday December 8th at Chinese island of Hainan, where Vanessa Ponce De Leon of Mexico bagged the title crown.

Quiin Abenakyo was crowned Miss Africa 2018 for finishing first among all beauty queens from the African continent who participated in the beauty pageant.

Quiin Abenakyo being crowned Miss Africa 2018

The chairperson of the Uganda Tourism Board has expressed optimism that Abenakyo’s win has shed a positive light on Uganda, and that the country could experience a boost in tourism with the beauty queen taking on the role of tourism ambassador for Uganda.

“Abenakyo has done us proud, she put up an excellent show and as a country, we are bound to benefit immensely as a result of the publicity Uganda has had by her excellent performance,” said Daudi Migereko.

Miss World 2018 finalists, from left, Miss Belarus Maria Vasilevich, Miss Jamaica Kadijah Robinson, Miss Mexico Vanessa (winner) Ponce de Leon, Miss Uganda Quiin Abenakyo and Miss Thailand and Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan

“Abenakyo’s win also means the government of Uganda does not need to hire any foreign celebrity as a tourism ambassador to promote our tourism industry as we now have our very own tourism celebrity, with instant face recognition on the international stage, to do that for us,” added  Migereko.

Abenakyo was born in February 1996, to Ugandan parents Charles Sembera and Alice Kyamulesire in Mayuge District. As of November 2018, she had graduated with a degree in business computing.

It is only three months back, Zarinah Hassan, commonly known as Zari, the Ugandan socialite, musician and businesswoman, has been appointed as the Tourism Ambassador of Uganda.