Forbes Names Alengot Among Most Powerful African Women

Usuk County MP Alengot Oromait
Usuk County MP Alengot Oromait

Last year, she made history after being elected Member of Parliament for Usuk County replacing her father who had passed away.

Now Forbes has named Alengot Oromait among Africa’s 20 young power women for 2013.

The list illuminates the brightest stars and Africa’s most outstanding female game changers under the age of 45.

Africa’s richest woman, Isabel Dos Santos, daughter to Angola’s president Edwardo Dos Santos tops the famous list of Africa’s successful women.

Who Is Alengot Oromait

She was born in Katakwi District on 1 January 1993. Her father, Micheal Oromait, served as the MP for the same parliamentary seat before his death on 21 July 2012.

She completed her high school (S6) at St. Kalemba Senior Secondary School in Kayunga District in December 2011. She was admitted to Uganda Christian University in Mukono, beginning August 2012, where she currently studies for the degree of Bachelor of Mass Communication.

After her father’s death, Alengot Oromait decided to contest the National Resistance Movement (NRM) 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.

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