UTB Celebrates Miss Tourism at an evening of glamour

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By Solomon Muleyi

Following Anita Ayebare’s impressive showing at the 74th edition of Miss Tourism World Pageant, the beauty queen was officially welcomed back into the country by Uganda Tourism Board at a cocktail event at Sheraton Gardens.

Ayebare, who was the second runner up at Miss Tourism Uganda in 2017, emerged as the fourth runner up at the global pageant that was held in Zagreb, the Croatian Capital on Saturday June 1, 2019. This was the first time that Uganda was taking part in the prestigious event.

UTB staff join Ayebare in cutting the celebratory cake. Pix. Solomon Muleyi

The overjoyed Ayebare said that she was happy to have represented and shared her country’s beauty and diversity with the rest of the world.

“I am happy that i have been able to present the beauty of my country to the world, for a country that was participating in Miss Tourism World for the very first time, Uganda finishing in the position that we did was phenomenal. As a beauty queen, my role is one, to capture the attention of those around. If you must promote something, you must present something beautiful and that is exactly what i did in the completion, i represented and presented my country in a beautiful way,” she noted.

Deputy CEO Bradford Ochieng hands Ayebare a painting during the cocktail party. Pix: Solomon Muleyi.

The Uganda Tourism Boards CEO, Lilly Ajarova congratulated the beauty queen on her performance.

“It is a pleasure that we welcome you home as a winner. We are delighted and very proud of your efforts of promoting the Pearl of Africa to the rest of the world and holding our flag high,” she noted.

UTB CEO, Lillian Ajarova gives her remarks during the cocktail party to welcome Ayebare. Pix: Solomon Muleyi

The evening was attended by the Deputy CEO Uganda Tourism Board Bradford Ochieng, the reigning Miss Tourism Margaret Kankwanzi, and the CEO Miss Tourism Kanyike Allan Bwete among others.

The CEO Miss Tourism Kanyike Allan Bwete thanked Uganda Tourism Board for the support that they offer to platform such as these whose main goal is promoting destination Uganda.

“We are glad to be working with UTB as a partner, our vision at Miss Tourism Uganda is to see that pageants such as these which are great platforms for enabling Ugandans to tell their stories about their country’s cultural diversity continue to reach out to more

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