By Sarah Mlozoa
Malawi will miss out on the 2020 Miss Christian African online pageant because of internet problems and lack of resources, organizers said Wednesday.
The annual Miss Christian African pageant was scheduled to take place in Nigeria but has been cancelled because of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.
National Coordinator for Miss Christian in Malawi Chris Kaunda Daka said this year’s contest will instead be held through online platforms.
“Due to covid-19 restrictions this year the event will not be done physically but through online via zoom, Facebook and YouTube where pageant will be required to participate by sending their pictures and videos,” he said.
Daka however said Malawi’s Miss Christian ambassador Becky Thindwa will not be able to fully participate in the online contest because of internet constraints and lack of funds.
“Other countries like Gambia, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone are going to participate but our queen Becky Thindwa will not be able to do so,” Daka said.
“The internet here in Malawi is more expensive rather than in other countries and it is difficult to tell people to vote for her through online platforms.”
Miss Christian African pageant is an initiative that promotes and empowers young people to be in the fashion industry while not forgetting the Christianity life style.