In a tweet, Vice President Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue congratulated Botey, saying her appointment is proof of the dedication to gender equality and alternatives within the nation.
Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has appointed his vice-minister of schooling, Manuela Roka Botey, as prime minister, the primary time a lady has held the function within the West African nation.
Botey replaces Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, who held the place for almost eight years.
Her new place was introduced on state tv late on Tuesday.
Over in Equatorial Guinea, Manuela Roka Botey, has turn into the nation’s first girl Prime Minister.
Ms Botey was the nation’s Deputy Minister of Schooling. pic.twitter.com/UmbFKct5Q7
— Samira Sawlani (@samirasawlani) February 1, 2023
Obiang, 80, is the world’s longest-serving head of state, excluding monarchs. He was reelected final November for a sixth time period after successful 94.9 % of the votes.
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