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First lady takes over Oafla presidency

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The First Lady, Gertrude Mutharika, has taken over presidency of Organisation of African First Ladies against HIV and Aids (Oafla) from former first lady of Ghana, Lordina Dramani Mahama.

Mutharika, who was Oafla’s Vice President, has found her way to the presidency after Lordina relinquished the position after her husband John Dramani Mahama lost presidential elections to Nana Akufo-Addo last year.

According to a press release by the State House, Mutharika has assumed presidency of the organisation as per the provisions of the Rules and Procedures of Oafla Section 4, Article 15-F.

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Mutharika will hold the office up to the next election, later this year. The First Lady officially joined Oafla in January 2015 and was voted Vice President in June 2015.

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