The Miss Uganda Pageant has been known to be held every year to find a new queen who would represent Uganda internationally in the Miss World competitions.
However, since the pageant involves gatherings of people for the selection of various beauty queens from the different regions of the country, it’s a high risk as concerns the spread of the prevailing Covid-19.
The Miss Uganda foundation has therefore decided to postpone the pageant to 2021.
“Under the given circumstances of the covid-19 pandemic, we have no option but to postpone this year’s pageant to next year,” the foundation CEO Brenda Nanyonjo said.
“Until then, Oliver Nakakande will continue her reign as Miss Uganda as will other title holders for one more year,” she added.
This is not the first time a beauty queen is holding a reign for more than two terms in Uganda.
Leah Kagasa, Miss Uganda 2016, held the crown for two terms until Quinn Abenakyo took over in 2018 because no competition was held in 2017.
In July, Miss World also announced that the 70th edition would happen in the second semester of 2021 as they could not hold a private coronation of a new beauty queen which would risk the spread of the corona virus.