Last weekend, Miss World Africa, Quiin Abanakyo snubbed a tourism campaign by junior tourism Minister Godfrey Kiwanda claiming she ill.
The #TulambuleNeQuiin campaign was to kick off on Sunday morning with a trip to Eastern Uganda, where the Queen, journalists, tourism enthusiasts and stakeholders were to visit several sites as well as engage in activities such as water rafting and bungee jumping.
When the news about Quiin’s ill health reached the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, she halted all house proceedings and dashed to find out what was ailing her new best friend. Kadaga and Abenakyo have already met about three times in a space of a month. But at Parliament.
So on Wednesday morning, Ms Kadaga paid a courtesy call at the house of Abenakyo’s parents in Namuwongo, a Kampala suburb where they enjoyed flasks full of tea and sausages.
Through her Facebook post, Kadaga also revealed that she would offer Abenakyo her full support with ‘Beauty with Purpose Project’ whose objectives are to fight teenage pregnancies.
“She shared her plans for Early Pregnancy prevention campaign; it’s amazing to have such youthful queen with such a great passion for the cause” Kadaga shared.
She also revealed that Abenakyo was healthy and ready to begin on her campaign.
During the Miss World Beauty Pageant in Sanya, China in 2018, Abenakyo shared her objectives aimed at using the opportunity given to her by Miss Uganda Foundation to fight teenage pregnancy in Uganda.
She said that one in 14 adolescent girls aged 14 to 19 either have a child or pregnant. And that this has led to increased school drops, health complications like fistula and that some girls are banished from home leaving them helpless.
Earlier this week, Kadaga also tasked the Ministry of Public Service and Ministry of Tourism to draft a proposal for Miss Uganda and present it to the Parliament floor on Tuesday 29 January; this is all aimed at supporting the Queen and Miss Uganda Foundation activities.