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Subject: Owori quits Miss Uganda

Kalungi Kabuye
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Date Posted: 01/29/05 11:55:28am

After four years, 16 regional finals and seeing hundreds of girls craving to be the next Miss Uganda, Sylvia Owori has finally called it quits.

In a statement issued late yesterday, Owori said it was time for somebody else to take over.

“It has been a long and painful decision for me to take, but I think I have done enough.
“We have set new standards in beauty pageants, raised millions of shillings for charity and given awareness and credibility to future pageants.

“I have accomplished all I can with Miss Uganda. It is time a new generation of organisers came in to take it to a new level. A fresh injection of energy and enthusiasm is needed to maintain the momentum it has gained,” she said.

Owori took over organising the Miss Uganda pageant in 2001. Under her organisation, four girls have attended the Miss World pageant. Vicky Nabunya in 2001), Dr. Rehma Nakuya in 2002, Aysha Nassanga 2003, and Barbara Kimbugwe 2004.
The pageant has variously been sponsored by MTN Uganda, Uganda Breweries, Nile Breweries, Sudhir and Jyostna Ruparelia and Fair & Lovely, among others.

Last year’s main sponsors, Nile Breweries, under their flagship brand Club Pilsener, said they fully understood and honoured Owori’s decision.

“She told us about it, and we understand her reasons for pulling out,” Eddie Mugulusi said.

“It has been great working with her and we would like to keep working with Miss Uganda but we cannot commit until we see who the next organiser will be,” Mugulusi added.

There has been no word about any prospective organisers. Owori still holds the valid Miss Uganda license issued by Miss World.

Whoever wishes to organise Miss Uganda 2005 will have to apply to the Miss World organisation, which will then approach Owori for confirmation.

Published on: Saturday, 29th January, 2005

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