When Stellah Nantumbwe was crowned Miss Uganda Central in May, I knew there was something special about this her. She was oozing with too much confidence. After being crowned, her eyes were already looking at the Miss World crown. “My eyes are on the Miss World title,” she said, after she was crowned at Masaka’s Maria Flo hotel. Weeks later, she has been crowned Miss Uganda and her dream of contesting at Miss World is about to come true. Read Story here. Nantumbwe, loves photography, singing, volunteering and hiking. She is inspired by Tereza Mbire because of her efforts to empower women and encourage them to create their own businesses. She is a business computing graduate from Greenwich University in the UK. Miss Uganda West Anita Kyarimpa was the 1st runner-up and Sandra Amongin the 2nd runner-up.
We have just been chatting with Kiiza Besigye’s right hand man Francis Mwijukye. Him and Sam Mugumya have endured all the tear gas, pepper spray, flying bullets, arrests, imprisonments and treason charges among others. Francis himself has been arrested over 65 times in the last 5 years. Kiiza Besigye is the party president of Uganda’s top opposition party Forum for Democratic Change (FDC).
I was touched by the story of twelve-year-old Ivan Mwima whose fortunes changed when the team rescued him. Like most cases in Uganda, the cause of Mwima’s severe facial and hand burns is unclear but they left him with disfigured hands and unblinking eyes. His eye always had tears dripping because he could not close it to ward off flies and dust. He suffered jibes at St James Qualitative Primary School which greatly affected grades.
After the surgery in 2011 at Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services (CoRSU) on Entebbe road, Mwima’s performance improved. He was the second in his class after the third-term exams beating 30 classmates.
According to Tienne, the humanitarian work is done in every country that Brussels Airlines has a station in.