- 22-year-old lady becomes the youngest member of parliament in Malawi
- The lady was elected with the help of President Arthur Peter Mutharika of Malawi
- Fyness Mwagonjwa had won the parliament seat with 7,896 votes
A young lady has broken records as she becomes the youngest seating member in her parliament in Malawi. The 22-year-old was elected into parliament for Machinga South East Constituency.
The young lady reportedly won the seat with 7,896 votes. She had campaigned on the platform of Democratic Progressive Party in Malawi.
It was gathered that she won the seat with the help of Malawi's president, Arthur Peter Mutharika.
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In an interview with MBC Online, the young lady had expressed happiness to have emerged as the winner out of the eight candidates that contested for the seat. The lady also revealed that she had wanted to become a member for a long time.
She said: “I am promising people in Machinga south east that am going to develop the area and also I should thank those people who took their time to vote for me though being a youngster.
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“The ambition of becoming a member of parliament in my area started a long time ago when I was in primary school.”
22-year-old Mwagonjwa listed her achievements and revealed that she had started her campaign since 2015, with the help of her parents.
She said: "I started doing my campaign with the help from my parents in 2015 up to 2019 and among other developments, I have built and renovated bridges in my constituency.”
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