Mutharika gives kudos to record-breaking female MP Fyness Mwagonjwa, 23

Written by  Austin Kakande

Fyness Mwagonjwa at 23 is Malawi’s youngest female lawmaker in Malawi’s history.

Fyness Magonjwa: Youngest Member in Malawi Parliament Fyness Magonjwa: Youngest Member in Malawi Parliament

And President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika gave her “special congratulations” when he officially opened the 48th session of Parliament on June 21 in Lilongwe.


"It is a great achievement to become a Member of Parliament at 23 years of age. She is probably the youngest Member of Parliament in this part of Africa," Mutharika said.


Winning on the DPP ticket, Mutharika said:" This is how the Democratic Progressive Party is determined to empower women and youth in politics in this country.

He said Honourable Magonjwa "represents the pride that honours us for our women and youth to break the record.


"Keep pressing forward in the pursuit of your dreams. With determination, not even the sky is the limit," the President added.


Mwagonjwa told MBC Online that she had set her eyes in developing her constituency, after she built and renovated bridges in her area since she launched her campaign in 2015.


She said her ambition to become a legislator started when she was in primary school. Her parents supported her political bid for a parliamentary seat.

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