The Rt Hon. Speaker Rebecca Kadaga on Monday held a meeting with Miss Africa and Miss Uganda, Quiin Abenakyo.
The speaker led a massive campaign that saw Members of Parliament voted for Quiin through their iPads last year to give Uganda the historic honours on the continent.
Before meeting the speaker, Abenakyo dined with President Museveni and his family at his country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhura district.
On Monday, she met the speaker at parliament chambers in Kampala about her future plans. She was accompanied by her parents.
Rt. Hon. Speaker: Do you have any programme done so far?
Abenakyo: So far for Miss Uganda, we are running the Keep a girl-child in School Project.
“For the Miss Africa, we are to travel continents to check on the work of other Queens in their respective countries,” Quiin told Kadaga.
She would be travelling to Mexico to visit Miss World Vanessa Ponce de Leon in March and other parts of the world as the Miss World fraternity.
She said Miss World will visit Uganda later this year.
Speaker Kadaga has pledged support to Abenakyo in her programmes to empower the girl child, saying:
“It’s my commitment to support Abenakyo in order for her plans to succeed as Miss Uganda and Miss Africa.”
Speaker Kadaga says that this is Uganda’s first time to get a high profile in the Miss World contests, and Abenakyo ought to make a mark in her work.
Abenakyo says that under her programmes she will emphasise the fight on teenage pregnancies and keeping the girl child in school.
Kadaga further promised to give Abenakyo unrestricted access to her and her team.