Last week, Miss World – Africa Quiin Abenakyo was meant to headline the Ministry of Tourism organised #Tulambule Campaign alongside junior minister Godfrey Kiwanda.
However, the reigning Miss Uganda, who had previously jumped from one venue to another around the country, officiating this and that, feigned a toothache leaving minister Kiwanda with egg on his face.
It was reported that after the queen herself kept everyone waiting for her to appear at flag off the event, she sent a lazy apology through her manager, saying she was ‘feeling unwell’. Brenda Nanyonjo, also feigned sickness.
However, news reaching our desk indicates that Abenakyo was actually very well and drinking wine at her home as opposed to nursing a sick tooth.
Our hawk-eyed sources, who had also seen her at Rubaga Miracle Cathedral earlier claimed that she snubbed Minister Kiwanda because the Tulambule team had not met their part of the deal with Abenakyo.
Abenakyo had agreed to join Tulambule in hope that she will get ‘paid’ money. However, the Ministry of Tourism was yet to come through on the commitment yet they were already lining up activities for her.
After the uneventful event, Kiwanda and company have now lined up the services of 22-year-old Margaret Kankwanzi, the reigning Miss Tourism Uganda.
Kankwanzi represented Uganda at the 21st edition of Miss Tourism International World on December 21, 2018.
Kankwanzi, who begins the #Tulambule Eastern Tour on Tuesday, February 5, will be joined by Josephine Nabirye, Miss Earth Uganda and Emily Ayen Miss Karamoja. The beauty queens are expected to visit Mabira Forest, Source of the Nile, Sipi Falls, Kidepo National Park.
During the weeklong trip, now dubbed #TulambuleNeMagaretKankwanzi, the beauty queens are expected to zip line as well as enjoy white water rafting and witness bull fights in Mbale.
We are yet to know whether they have been paid.