Lord we want to pray and ask for many blessing for MLA Uzoma Asagwara today. We ask Lord that they would be surrounded by your peace and love. We ask Lord that you would bless them with wisdom and knowledge and direction for so the many plans you have laid before them. We Thank you Lord for their heart to serve Manitobans. Amen.
Uzoma Asagwara is a Nigerian-Canadian elected in 2019 as MLA for Union Station representing the New Democratic Party. Their election was a historical mark in the country, they are one of three black people in the 150-year history of the Manitoba legislative house. Asagwara has worked in Canada as a psychiatric nurse specializing in adult and youth mental health and addictions, and has been a community activist in Winnipeg. The Nigerian-Canadian is not only a politician and activist, but is also an athlete. Asagwara was a member of the Canadian national women’s basketball and acts as a mentor for youth athletes in downtown Winnipeg. They are a grassroots community activist, educator, entrepreneur and mental health advocate and currently serve as a member of the Women’s Health Clinic board of directors.