The recently crowned Miss Zomba, Beatrice Mussa, has pledged to encourage girls and women to inspire their partners to go for Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision (VMMC) if cervical cancer is to be curbed in the country.
The soft spoken Mussa made the declaration Saturday night when she was voted as the old capital’s queen after she shrewdly beat five contestants in a tight beauty contest at Gymkana Club. The event was organised by the city’s Killer Zone Entertainment.
In her acceptance speech, Mussa attributed the success to hard work and confidence she has in modelling.
She said: “The contest was stiff, but I came out the best because I worked hard in preparation for this event. I had confidence that I will make it and indeed my dream has come true.”
She disclosed that her success has earned her a contract at Jhpiego, an organisation that deals with VMMC in the city, to be its ambassador in advocating for male circumcision.
“Most lives, especially of women are in danger due to cervical cancer, however, my triumph will enable me to travel to different places within the city advising ladies to draw their men to circumcision to protect themselves and their partners from cervical cancer,” she said.
She further urged youths, especially girls, to work hard and be confident in whatever they do because everything is possible if they put their hearts on it.
“The significance of modelling is that it enables me to be a creative thinker as well as fetches me money that prevents me from indulging in immoral behaviour that can ruin my life,” she explained.
Killer Zone’s executive director Christopher Kabagi aka B1 described this year’s beauty contest as a success as it has secured the winner a job, however, he called on companies and stakeholders to sponsor youth’s related activities to boost talents among the youths.
“Let us remember that most youths have hidden talents that can transform the socio-economic status of the country if they are exposed. We appeal to government and her development partners to stir youths’ events to build the youths into fruitful citizens of the society,” he said. n