Kampala, (UG): Ms Nabukonde Kiyayi Ruokaya, the Eastern Uganda beauty queen from Sironko District is the winner of Miss Tourism Uganda 2023.
Ms Nabukonde who contested for the National Crown with 25 other regional queens was crowned winner at the grand finale held Saturday, 09 September at Kampala Serena Hotel.
Organized under the theme of Greening Tourism, the different contestants came from various regions such as Buganda, Kigezi, Karamoja, Tooro, Teso, and Ankole.
On the same night, Apero Martha (Karamoja) and Akello Alison Mary (Teso) turned out as First and Second Runners-Up respectively.
Similarly, Ankole’s Ayebare Restytuta was crowned Miss Popularity in the special awards of the night, while Buganda Region’s Namaganda Josephine was named Miss Media Influencer 2023.
In other special awards of the night, Ms Boonabana Barbra (Bunyoro), Kasemiire Whitney (Bunyoro), and Lenia Lisa Teresa (West Nile) walked away with the crowns as Miss Personality, Miss Congeniality, and Wellness Queen respectively.
As Miss Tourism Uganda 2023, Ms Nabukande is set to enjoy a trip to Dubai, while the first runner-up will have the pleasure of a trip to Zanzibar.
Additionally, She will also receive a land title, among other privileges that await her reign as the Tourism Beauty Queen