Nansambu,19, was announced the winner at the grand finale of the competition’s first edition on Sunday, August 8, 2021.
She also becomes the new tourism ambassador of Uganda.
The top six finalists in the POA star Search included; Yesu Anjagala Carsteen(POA25), Agami Tonny(POA03), Nansambu Sandra (POA06), Bruce Dickson (POA12), Balunya Ibrahim (POA08), and Mirembe Tracy (POA15)
The function held at the Victoria Ball Room Hall at Speke Resort Munyonyo was attended by Uganda Tourism Board CEO, Ms. Lilly Ajarova, Tourism Minister, Mr. Tom Butime, and former minister Godfrey Kiwanda Ssuubi among others.
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