Lucy Lameck

Lucy Selina Lameck Somi was born in 1934 near to Mount Kilimanjaro. She was a Tanzanian politician and the first woman to hold a ministerial post in the government. Born into a politically active farming, she trained as a nurse in 1950, before becoming involved in politics. She first entered the Tanganyika National Assembly in 1960, before being elected to the Tanzania National Assembly in 1965, a seat she would hold until 1992.

Lucy studied Politics at Ruskin on a scholarship from the Trades Union Congress.

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