- Chad has appointed a 29-year-old woman, Amina Priscille Longoh, as minister to head its women and protection of children affairs
- Longoh's robust profile and past humanitarian efforts in Chad in helping people without necessities speak volumes, making her the best fit
- Before her ministerial appointment, she had worked in the country's oil sector
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Amina Priscille Longoh, a 29-year-old journalist, has become Chad’s minister of women and protection of children. Her Network reports that she has a deep interest in humanitarianism. She is also the founder of Chad Helping Hands, an NGO that helps citizens in the country with basic needs.
Longoh’s appointment, according to reports, was based on her many humanitarian efforts in helping less privileged in Chad.
Before her appointment, she was the director-general of the national house of women. Added to that, she held the role of education and skills commissioner of the Pan African Youth Union.
African Shapers reports that she was in the oil sector before she switched careers to humanitarian aid. She studied communication in school.
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“I think that access to basic amenities such as education, access to clean water and health services must be within the reach of everyone, regardless of social rank.
“I would also like to help build a Chad in which each woman or young girl can create the way of life she wishes to adopt, without being marginalised. I am convinced that a society in which women are not socially and economically marginalised will be a fairer, more united and more prosperous society,” she said.
Due to her many contributions, she was selected in 2019 to represent her country at the European Union Visitors Program which was held in Brussels in November of the same year.
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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that Francisca Oteng, the daughter of Mrs Joyce Oteng and Dr Kwaku Oteng, a doctor and businessman who is the CEO of the Angel Group of Companies, is the youngest legislator in Ghana.
She is the member of parliament for Kwabre East Constituency in the Ashanti Region who was awarded as the ninth-best legislator in the year 2019.
Francisca entered parliament after the 2016 elections when she was only 24 years old by which time she was enrolled at the university and was in her final year pursuing LLB at the College of Humanities.
She beat the incumbent Kofi Frimpong with 321 votes in an area known to be a hub of the then-opposition party, and coincidentally gave the NPP a chunk of its votes.
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