Miss Tourism Rwenzori which seeks to give a human face to Rwenzori region’s tourism strengths through pageantry has crowned its 3rd queen since inception.
The competition was among ten talented girls where Masika Doreen, 23, teacher became both the Judges and crowd favourite.
Muhindo Peace, 19 years, became 1st runner as Kahunde Doreen, 20 a second year student at Makerere University was crowned 2nd Runner up.
Hon. Bwambale Ferigo who officiated as the chief guest said the pageant is very relevant and respectable in the community as far as raising the profile of Rwenzori region is concerned.
The new Queen alongside the 1st and 2nd Runner up will represent their region in the National Miss Tourism contest come this October.
Conservationists and Environmentalists who attended the event were presented a proposal about the need to drive a campaign to protect the decreasing glaciers on the Rwenzoris. It has been noted that the rate at which the ice at the top of the Rwenzori Mountains melts is alarming.
Amumpaire Bismac Moses, the coordinator Miss Tourism Rwenzori says campaigns like the Anti-Poaching campaign and Environmental sensitization are the major objectives that have been put at the fore front of the upcoming tourism ambassadors this year.
Uganda has severely been ravaged by climate change and there is growing concern that; in a few years to come if nothing is done, the ice atop the legendary Mountains of the moon might be no more. The new Queen and her team will therefore take it upon themselves to rally the community towards getting solutions to this challenge.