Verónica Macamo
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Verónica Macamo

Verónica Macamo
President, Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique

Verónica Nataniel Macamo Dlovo, is a Mozambican politician who has served as the President of the Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique since 2010. She is a member of Frelimo and started her career as a politician in Gaza Province as a member of Organization of Mozambican women and got to the peak of her career when she became the first female president of the Assembly since Mozambique gained independence.


Before becoming the president of the assembly, Dlovo started working for Frelimo even before independence and after Mozambique was independent she worked in many areas for the party. She has been involved in social work working in the Political Commission of the Military Political Preparation in Moamba 1975 to 1977, as the Legal Advisor of Companies since 1994, Councilor for Justice from 2005 to 2007, and as Justice Counselor and Chairman of the Board of the Tourism Fund from 2000 to 2009.


She also worked with women’s organizations working as the Nacional Secretary for Formation of the Organization of Mozambican Women from 1985 to 1989, she was elected the Honorary Member of the Mozambican Women’s Organization and Head of the Women’s Department at Headquarters of the Central Committee, from 1994 to 1995. As a politician, Dlovo was elected to assembly in 1999 from the Gaza Province. In 1999 she was elected the Vice-President of the National Assembly. In 2004, she was also a member of the Pan-African Parliament from Mozambique. She is also Speaker of the Mozambican Parliament since 2010.


Dlovo was elected as the first female president of the Assembly in 2010, with a total votes of 192 out of 194. As the President of the assembly, Dlovo is known for her strong personality. She has given her opinion in topics related to politics in Mozambique and played an important role in the creation of laws, including laws concerning teenage marriage and child abuse.


She was named among the Inaugural List of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2019 by Avance Media.

Photo Credit: Club of Mozambique