Meet Emma Theofilus, Namibia’s youngest minister and MP at 23

Meet Emma Theofilus, Namibia’s youngest minister and MP at 23

- President Hage Geingob of Namibia has appointed a 23-year-old lady as the country's deputy information and technology minister

- The appointed deputy minister identified as Emma Theofilus has become Namibia's youngest minister and member of parliament

- In reaction to criticism that she is inexperienced, she says she is not inexperienced and she is able to do anything she sets out to do

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A 23-year-old Namibian lady, Emma Theofilus, has been appointed as the country's deputy information and technology minister.

Emma's appointment has made her Namibia's youngest minister and member of parliament, Face 2 Face Africa reports.

Briefly.co.za gathers that the deputy minister said Emma's appointment was criticised by the country's old elites, questioning her capacity and competence.

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Meet Emma Theofilus, Namibia’s youngest minister and MP at 23

Emma Theofilus. Photo credit: Face 2 Face Africa
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In reaction, the deputy minister said she is not inexperienced and she is able to do anything she sets out to do.

She said: “I do not think I am special, but I do not think I am inexperienced, and I do not think being young or female has anything to do with my appointment.

"Anything I set myself to and any environment I want to work into, I can do it; so the issue of inexperience does not hold any water."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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