Minister names sexy, curvy women as new tourist attraction in Uganda
Uganda’s State Minister for Tourism, Kiwanda Godfrey, on Tuesday said the country is endowed with beautiful women who can promote tourism.
The statement, which has since caused controversy, was made while launching an event named “Miss Curvy” where ‘sexy curvaceous women’ in the country will compete for a prize.
The minister said:
“We have naturally endowed nice looking women that are amazing to look at. Why don’t we use these people as a strategy to promote our tourism industry?
If you see a Munyankole woman with curves, there is a story behind that…It will be a beautiful event where young women will showcase their beautiful curves are intellect…Our beauty is not about slimy girls only.”
Tourism is a top foreign exchange earner for Uganda and the country last year earned $1.4 billion from the sector.
However, social media critics have punched holes in Kiwanda’s initiative, describing it as a move to advertise prostitutes.