Susan Kahunde aged 22 won Miss Tourism 2021/2022 over the weekend. This comes after beating 26 contestants.
Kahunde from Tooro Sub-region who has a certificate in midwifery from Tumu Medical Institute took over the Miss Tourism duties from Sonia Komugisha, 25.
The first runner up was Phiona Opia 22 who holds a diploma in Agri-business management from Bukalasa Agricultural College and the second runner-up was Rashidah Namukwaya 21 who is a student pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration from Makerere University Business School.
The event started at 2pm and attracted a smaller audience because of the standard operating procedures to prevent further spread of COVID-19.
The function kicked off with an opening dance from the contestants and later showcased their creative costumes. The question and answer session followed which summed the number to the final three.
Kahunde stood out and won because of her poise and elegance as she impressed the audience with the way she responded to the questions.
“Social media has enabled the country to continue marketing the tourism sector even in the pandemic,” Kahunde said.
Unlike the previous winners, Susan does not get a car. Mr Allan Kanyike Bwete the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Miss Tourism Uganda told Daily Monitor that the reason is partly because of the limited sponsors of the event this year.
“This year’s Miss Tourism winner does not go home with a car. Regardless, there will be cars readily available to ease her movements while doing her work throughout the country,” Mr. Bwete said.
Kahunde will be expected to grace different tourism events during her one-year reign. She will also represent Uganda at the Miss Tourism International finale in Malaysia in December.
Congrats Susan Kahunde on this achievement!