At 19, this girl is Africa’s youngest MP

Usuk County MP Proscovia Oromait Alengot at Parliament recently. She says she is not bothered by her critics. PHOTO by Geoffrey Sseruyange.

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  • Uganda’s and Africa’s youngest MP, Proscovia Oromait Alengot, is at that age when girls are preoccupied with nice clothes and an easy life, but thousands of people look up to her to improve their lives. Is the burden too heavy for her young shoulders?

For a fresh Member of Parliament barely out of her teens, Proscovia Oromait Alengot is learning the ways of her trade pretty fast.

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