- President Hage Geingob of Namibia has appointed a 23-year-old lady as the country's deputy information and technology minister
- The appointed deputy minister identified as Emma Theofilus has become Namibia's youngest minister and member of parliament
- In reaction to criticism that she is inexperienced, she says she is not and she is able to do anything she sets out to do
A 23-year-old Namibian lady, Emma Theofilus, has been appointed as the country's deputy information and technology minister.
Emma's appointment has made her Namibia's youngest minister and member of parliament, Face 2 Face Africa reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Emma's appointment was criticised by the country's old elites, questioning her capacity and competence.
In reaction, the deputy minister said she is not inexperienced and she is able to do anything she sets out to do.
She said: “I do not think I am special, but I do not think I am inexperienced, and I do not think being young or female has anything to do with my appointment.
"Anything I set myself to and any environment I want to work into, I can do it; so the issue of inexperience does not hold any water."
In other news, the chief executive officer of JoshForTech is a 10-year-old Nigerian programmer identified as Joshua Agboola.
Joshua started coding at the age of six and made a record by becoming the youngest speaker to present at a technology talk at the ICTel Expo of the Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry in July 2019.
The young boy was also the youngest to speak at TechPoint Inspire.
Joshua's father sent him to an academy for summer school when he was six, but the school said he was too young for the existing curriculum.
His father drafted a curriculum for him and Joshua surpassed the curriculum that was set by his father.
Joshua, who is one of the young software engineers in Nigeria, has built a number of games, a healthcare app and a few websites.
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