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A Cameroonian immigrant candidate for the US Senate
Charles Nana is among the 11 candidates running for a place in the US Senate. The election will be held on 15 August. Charles Nana is a Cameroonian immigrant who is now a Democratic candidate for the US Senate. After a first attempt in the general elections in 2016 that saw Donald Trump take power, Charles Nana had the opportunity to put his candidacy at stake after the death of Jeff Sessions, Senator from Alabama.
But if this native of Bangangté in western Cameroon is about to join the Senate of the United States of America, his journey has not been so simple. Indeed, Charles Nana arrived in the United States with the sum of 428 dollars (less than 200,000 CFA francs) in his pocket. But far from feeling sorry for himself, he will take his arm body destiny through small business to pursue his studies in one of the best business schools in the country, the Booth School of Business Chicago. Today, Charles Nana is a successful businessman, who holds a mechanical engineering degree from Howard University, a master’s in biomedical engineering from the Catholic University of America and a management option Mba Analytics and strategic management of the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. In politics, the Cameroonian Nana has made education his battleground. He said he had the chance to attend several universities, which made him make the observation that, Alabama ranks 49th out of 50 states in the standard preparation of assessments in college. Charles Nana is a successful businessman with a BA in Mechanical Engineering
Every child deserves a chance in life. Every child should have the opportunity to go to school and become someone in life. I think we can win, especially if we focus on the younger generation if we focus on students, “he said in his nomination speech.
The candidate also intends to begin reforming business in Alabama by raising the minimum wage of $ 7.25 per hour (CFAF 3,250) to $ 15 an hour (CFAF 6,825) over the next five years. “The increase in the minimum wage is good for all. Employees are happy, so they are more productive … This allows businesses to save a lot of money that they used to retrain employees. ” Charles Nana was born in a family of 14 children. He is now married and father of 3 children.