The Member of Parliament representing Persons with Disability from Eastern region, Helen Asamo has called for the introduction of beauty contest for women with disabilities.
Ms. Asamo made the call on Wednesday during a plenary sitting attracting cheers from mainly male MPs supporting the current contentious miss curvy contest.
“I welcome and support the miss curvy initiative. I also pray that we have pageant for the disabled persons just like for miss albino launched recently,” said Asamo.
According to the legislator, Miss Disabled, if started, is going to avail rare opportunity for Ugandan men to appreciate the, perhaps currently underrated, beauty of disabled ladies.
“Honorable members, the Miss Disabled contest will provide an opportunity for males to
appreciate the beauty of the disabled ladies,” added Asamo.
Asamo’s remarks came immediately after a statement made by the State Minister for Tourism, Michael Kiwanda on Miss Curvy contest.
MPs including Cecilia Ogwal of Dokolo, Monica Amoding of Kumi and Fungaroo Kaps of Obongi disagreed with the contests and blamed Kiwanda for being behind what they say demeans women.
Cecilia attacked fellow MPs supporting Kiwanda saying the latter should have been made to make a public apology.
“I am shocked to hear some colleagues supporting Hon. Kiwanda and his Miss Curvy contest. We should demand an apology from the Minister,” said Cecilia.
The Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa decisively concluded the debate when she stood up and confidently dangled her lower body on the floor of Parliament in support of the contest.