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Meet Rose Ossouka Raponda; The First Woman Head of UCLG Africa

Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda marks her career. On November 23, this Gabonese woman was elected in Marrakech as President of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa).

The election took place at the 8th “Africities” summit, the largest pan-African gathering of cities and local authorities. The person currently holding the position of mayor of Libreville in Gabon was therefore voted for a three-year term as head of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa).

It is the umbrella organization of African local governments. It was founded in 2005 in the city Tshwane city in South Africa. An important charge for this woman accustomed to high responsibilities

In her country, Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda marked the public opinion in 2014. First in the municipal elections of this year, she is elected adviser in the third district of Libreville. Things will go quickly in his career since the same year, she becomes the mayor of the capital of Gabon on behalf of the Democratic Party of Gabon (PDG).

A specialist in public finance, she holds a degree in economics, public finance option from the Gabonese Institute of Economics and Finance.

Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda has been Executive Director of the Economy and Deputy Executive Director of the Habitat Bank of Gabon. She was also part of the Gabonese government. In February 2012, she was appointed Minister of Budget, Public Accounts and Public Service in the government led by former Gabonese Prime Minister Raymond Ndong Sima.

Henceforth it will have to coordinate the activities of African local governments.


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