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Meet Patience Masua, 22-Year-Old Namibia’s Youngest Member Of Parliament

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Patience Masua was appointed Member of Parliament by President Hage Geingob in April 2021 following the resignation of Defence Minister Vilho becoming Namibia’s youngest MP.

She was previously the Secretary-General of the Namibia National Students Organization (NANSO) and the Speaker of the UNAM SRC Student Parliament.

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Hon. Masua graduated from Delta Secondary School in Windhoek, where she was a member of the Learners Representative Council as Deputy Head Girl.

She graduated from the University of Namibia with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (UNAM).

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She is now the Southern Africa Youth Forum’s Namibian Country Director (SAYOF).

Masua, Hon. Patients – Quotes:

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“With ‘funding’ as a barrier, no Namibian student with the capacity, motivation, and qualification should be refused entry to higher education.”

“I don’t fall prey to likability politics because I don’t sing for a living; I work for it. So trust me when I say I’ll call you out if you’re not doing your job. Capacity must be matched with power. It is unquestionably a ‘business odd’ situation.”

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