TOGO APPOINTS ITS FIRST FEMALE PRIME MINISTER
Togo has appointed Victoire Tomegah Dogbe as its first ever female Prime Minister.
Togo’s President, Faure Gnassingbe, made the announcement on Monday, September 28.
Victoire Tomegah Dogbe replaces Komi Selom Klassou who stepped down on Friday, September 25, 2020.
The 60-year old is one of President Gnassingbe’s closest allies as she has served as his Chief of Staff since 2009.
The West African Country has been due for a Government reshuffle since President Gnassingbe was re-elected in February for a fourth term in office.
Tomegah Dogbe’s appointment was delayed because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
President Gnassingbe took over in 2005 following the death of his father, Gnassingbe Eyadema, who ruled for 38 years.