Ugandan immigrant appointed 1st Muslim lieutenant governor in Canada

Ugandan immigrant appointed 1st Muslim lieutenant governor in Canada

- Salma Lakhani has become the first Muslim to be appointed as a lieutenant governor in Canada

- Lakhani, who is a Ugandan immigrant, has become Alberta’s 19th lieutenant governor

- She has also done work to advance women’s rights, healthcare, education and championed new immigrants

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An Uganda immigrant identified as Salma Lakhani has become the first Muslim to be appointed as a lieutenant governor in Canada.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday announced Lakhani as Alberta’s 19th lieutenant governor

Briefly.co.za gathered that according to a biography on the government of Canada website, Lakhani’s family was expelled from Uganda in 1972.

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Ugandan-born woman becomes the 1st Muslim lieutenant governor in Canada

Salma Lakhani. Photo credit: Muslim World Int'l
Source: UGC

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After moving to Edmonton, Lakhani took on a mentorship role with young students who did not speak English as their first language, Muslim World Int'l reports.

According to a statement by the government, Lakhani has also done work to advance women’s rights, healthcare, education and championed new immigrants.

Trudeau said:

“As Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, I know she will serve the people of her province and our country well and continue to be a source of inspiration for all Canadians."

Meanwhile, becoming a parent is one of the most special things that could happen to a person. Caster Semenya and her wife, Violet Raseboya, surprised South Africans when they announced they welcomed a baby girl.

The happy couple usually keeps their private lives out of the public eye but Semenya posted a video of their little bundle of joy and it appears she's already walking.

"And we walk," the Olympic champion captioned the video.

The clip led to fans speculating the little girl is already a year old at least.

Semenya also posted a photo of her daughter sporting a pair of Nike shoes and she captioned it, "#1". The post could indicate that the little girl turned one or it could simply be Semenya's number for her daughter.

Regardless, social media users wished the tiniest Semenya family member a happy birthday.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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