Victoire Tomégah Dogbé Emerges Togo’s First Female Prime Minister
Togo has its first female Prime Minister and she is Victoire Tomégah Dogbé. She was appointed by the President of Togo, Faure Gnassingbe after the former Prime Minister Komi Selom Kiassau resigned from the position.
The first-ever Togo’s female Prime Minister started her career at the Togolese Plastics Industry (ITP), after which she became an Assistant Resident Representative in charge of United Nations Development Program (UNDP) operations in TOGO from 1999 to 2002, Assistant Resident Representative in charge of UNDP operations in Congo-Brazzaville from 2002 to 2004, Deputy Resident Representative in charge of UNDP operations in Burkina Faso of 2004 to 2007, and Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP in Benin, from 2007 to 2008.
She has also been an active minister of Grassroots Development, Handicrafts, Youth and Youth Employment since 2008, as well as the director of the cabinet of the Presidency of the Republic since 2009.
This is a great win for women. We wish her all the best.