Uganda’s Minister for Tourism Hon. Maria Emily Lubega Mutagamba has promised to add MultiChoice Uganda Africa Day celebrations on the ministry’s calendar as a Tourism Expo.
Mutagamba made these comments while officiating at MultiChoice’s fashion show held at Kampala Serena Hotel, and http://comarsa.com.pe/components/com_k2/helpers/route.php Victoria hall to celebrate African Heritage and Unity.
“As a ministry, http://citadelgroup.com.au/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-shortcodes.php we aim at promoting domestic tourism where culture will be highly regarded. I am going to record this event in our annual calendar and mark it as a tourism expo,” she said.
The fashion show was organized to celebrate African culture and to also commemorate the May 25th formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) which was later transformed into the current African Union.
At the event, models from various fashion designers in the country took to the runway to exhibit the different African fashion styles and clothings.
The minister applauded MultiChoice Uganda for organizing the event and for providing an opportunity to showcase African heritage through their GOtv and DStv platforms.
“To celebrate Africa is to celebrate individuals in it. Dress code, Music and Drama bring us together as Africans,” she added.
Hon Mutagamba who was attending the event for her first time encouraged Fashion designers, models, musicians and poets to continue and perfect what they are doing saying that “we are on the move to discover.”
In his remarks, Multi Choice Uganda Chairman Steven Musoke noted that talent makes us standout as Africans and needs to be promoted adding “One person can bring out the whole nation”
Also present was Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, the Cabinet Minister for Trade and Industry.
The event was spiced up by performances from Crane performers, a traditional dance group, Comedian Patrick Idringi Salvado who doubled as the emcee and a number of poets.
Idringi asked Hon. Mutagamba and the Ministry of Tourism to also consider supporting comedians saying that they also expose Ugandan culture whenever they hold shows in foreign countries.