I am Alice Lullo, a 23-year-old with a Diploma in Tourism, and am currently pursuing a career in being a Cabin attendant.
Why are you competing for Miss Africa Calabar 2020?
I am competing for Miss Africa Calabar 2020 because I’m passionate about humanity. My dream has always been to work with and help displaced families, orphans, and disabled persons who have been through unfortunate events in their lives such as war and political unrest. These leave most of them traumatized, confused, suicidal, and separated from their families. I would like to create an environment that brings a sense of peace and comfort.
What solution would you offer for the challenges Africa is facing in terms of the COVID 19 pandemic and other health, governance, and environmental issues?
A lot has happened during this period and people have been hit with unexpected circumstances including loss of employment, a rise in teenage pregnancies, police violence, abuse from both men and women, and child defilement cases. This has caused so many people to be suicidal and uncertain of the future. As a solution, I think mental health should be paid close attention to by trying to find solutions to best help those that are affected.
We’ve also seen that many medical facilities lack the capacity to cater to COVID 19 patients, in some instances, health workers are not paid and these are the issues that ought to be paid attention to as many medical officials risk their lives daily to save our people. I would suggest paying attention to the health sector by providing salaries and better facilities in hospitals.
The issue of police violence has to be addressed too. Government allowing police to act however they feel is a point of concern as so many people have been injured and loved ones lost. We should be able to look up to the police as our protectors and not a government entity to be fearful of.
What would you do with the prize money should you win and what project would you take on to impact Africa at large?
I would use the prize money to travel to refugee camps and try my best to help them. I would also love to use my title to volunteer and work with refugees as well as use my platform to talk about issues affecting our African people in general. I would also empower young women to be truly themselves also stop colourism in Africa.
My daily goal is to perform as many acts of kindness as I can. Giving a helping hand and putting a smile on someone’s face to me is fulfilling.