Dar es Salaam. Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) Special Seats Member of Parliament Sophia Hebron Mwakagenda (Mbeya) has been given a global honorary award in the category of “Women of the Decade in Public Life.”
The MP, who is an activist for women’s and children’s rights was handed the award during the Women Economic Forum that took place in New Delhi, India, which commenced on April 26, this year, and lasted until today May 1. According to a statement from Chadema Nyasa Zone, more than 2,000 women are participating in the meeting from different parts of the world, including women leaders and people that have brought positive change to the society. In the meeting Sophia delivered a speech to the delegates and was the only member from the East African region. (The Citizen Correspondent)
She was honoured following her contribution in assisting women and children in Tanzania in the education, health and economic sectors.
Her efforts in assisting women on legal issues, including educating them on matters related to entrepreneurship as well as awarding them instruments such as tailoring machines, was also recognized.