Alengot Oromait

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Alengot Oromait
Born Proscovia Alengot Oromait
(1993-01-01) 1 January 1993 (age 25)
Katakwi, Uganda
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Citizenship Uganda
Education Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education
Uganda National Examinations Board
Kampala, Uganda
Occupation Member of Parliament
Years active 2012 — present
Known for Politics
Home town Katakwi
Title Member of parliament for Usuk County
Katakwi District

Proscovia Alengot Oromait (born 1 January 1993) is a Ugandan university student and politician. She served as the elected member of parliament (MP) for Usuk County, Katakwi District from 2011 to 2016. At age 19, she was the youngest member of parliament in Uganda,[1] and on the African continent.[2]

Background[edit]

She was born in Katakwi District on 01 January 1993. Her father, Michael Oromait, served as the MP for the same parliamentary seat before his death on 21 July 2012.[3]

Education[edit]

She completed her high school (S6) at St. Kalemba Senior Secondary School in Kayunga District in December 2011.[4] She was admitted to Uganda Christian University in Mukono, beginning August 2012.[5]

Work experience[edit]

After her father's death, Alengot Oromait decided to contest the National Resistance Movement primary elections to replace her father, who had served as an Independent. She won the primary and in the general elections in September 2012, she won with 54.2% of the vote. She is expected to juggle her undergraduate studies with her parliamentary duties for the next three years at the minimum.[6]

Personal details[edit]

Unmarried, Alengot Oromait belongs to the National Resistance Movement, the ruling political party in Uganda. She deals with such issues as the environment, education, health policy and gender issues. One of her mentors is Jessica Alupo, the current Uganda Minister of Education and Member of Parliament (MP) for the Katakwi District Women's Representative.[7] [8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Sheila Naturinda, Richard Otim, Fred Muzaale and Simon Peter Emwamu (14 September 2012). "MP At 19: Alengot Writes History". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Cyprian Musoke, Godfrey Ojore (15 September 2012). "Oromait Is Youngest MP In Africa". New Vision. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Osujo, Felix (2 July 2012). "Michael Oromait, MP Katakwi Passes On". New Vision. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Jjuuko, Charles (23 September 2012). "Alengot's Victory Excites Teachers at Former School". New Vision. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Heuler, Hilary (12 September 2012). "In Uganda, Mixed Reactions to Africa's Youngest MP". Voice of America News. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Masaba, John (11 December 2013). "MP Alengot On Forbes List of Most Powerful Women". New Vision. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  7. ^ Dennis Wandera, and Esther Namusimbi (2 October 2012). "Alengot, 19 Year Old MP Joins UCU". The Standard (Uganda Christian University). Archived from the original on 19 May 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  8. ^ ., . (7 October 2012). "Proscovia Oromait Alengot At 19, This Girl Is Africa's Youngest MP". Axadletimes.com. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 

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