April 06, 2020
1/5Beauty queen makes liquid soap to help during Covid-19 pandemic
When the news broke that Uganda had registered a Coronavirus case, there was panic and uncertainty. Beauty queen Rose Sandra Nabaggala came to learn of Covid-19 while travelling from Kampala to Jinja.
2/5Beauty queen makes liquid soap to help during Covid-19 pandemic
Rose who is also a national woodball player said, “I had just recorded my video encouraging people to wash hands when I learnt of Coronavirus in other countries. But when a new case was announced in Uganda I was scared that the Pearl of Africa was at risk too.”
3/5Beauty queen makes liquid soap to help during Covid-19 pandemic
Miss Tourism queens started this project of liquid soap making in 2017. Busoga Tourism Minister Hellen Namutamba is the brain behind the project and offers the three leading women from the Miss Tourism Busoga franchise a skilling opportunity. Namutamba motivates the girls by giving them start-up materials before they can go on their own. “She offers her house in Kira to help us make our liquid soap yet even for marketing we deliver with her vehicle free of charge,” the beauty queen said.
4/5Beauty queen makes liquid soap to help during Covid-19 pandemic
Nabaggala, who was crowned Miss Tourism Talent 2019/20 along with second runners-up Miss Tourism Busoga 201/20 and Miss Pearl Eastern 2018/19, is undertaking the project with the reigning Busoga Miss Tourism Phionah Kyeru.
5/5Beauty queen makes liquid soap to help during Covid-19 pandemic
The beauty queen graduated with bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication. Yet in the meantime, it is her soap-making project that is making her wallet smile as finding a job after graduation is always big headache, even for queens. “The quarantine came at the right time when we had mastered liquid soap making,” she said.