NGOMA- For the second time in a row, the Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Education of Kibungo (INATEK) held a beauty contest.
Eight contestants locked horns in a thrilling competition that took place at the INATEK conference hall on Friday, with Odette Uwingabire stealing the show.
“I am very, very happy to be crowned as the new Miss INATEK 2011,” said Uwingabire.
It feels good to have accomplished something I’ve wanted to do since my childhood. I’m so excited about everything around me.
“I couldn’t have done it without the encouragement of friends and family,” she said.
Uwingabire hopes to make a difference on and off campus and she prioritises the realisation of the real value of education at INATEK.
She plans to host workshops to empower students on campus and to promote the varsity’s pride.
“I want to give the students a chance to learn more about themselves...you know living a meaningful life”.
Nadine Ishami, the second runners-up, admitted that in such a competition, there would always be a winner and many losers.
“We shall all support the winner in her endeavours, as we look forward to taking over from her next year,” she said.
Alfred Mugisha, 45, a businessman in Kibungo town, who attended the function, said that the jury took the right decision to select Uwingabire.
“She has the face ( is beautiful), speaks very eloquent and already has a good relationship with the community. So, I think she will even be Miss Rwanda in the future...she has all it takes,” he observed.
He however, slated the general performance of the competitors, who he said ‘looked too weak when answering questions in French or English.”
Mugisha further lamented the issue of disruptive power that marred the event.