The Church of Uganda has condemned the ongoing Miss Curvy Uganda beauty pageant planned by the Ministry of Tourism in a bid to promote tourism.
“As Archbishop and on behalf of the entire Church of Uganda, we condemn the proposed Miss Curvy Uganda beauty pageant and urge the sponsors and partners to cancel it.” he stressed.
The Archbishop Stanley Ntangali pointed out that the pageant undermines the dignity of women and the efforts of the church to advance girl-child education and opportunities for women to take their part in contributing fully to national and family development.
He further noted that the event is a disgusting display of exploitation and brings shame upon families and the nation.
The Archbishop said that government is promoting trafficking to increase tourism.
“To present such a programme is to demonstrate how low we have fallen as a country. We cannot accept it and we insist that It be cancelled.” he concluded.