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Dr. Isatou Njie-Saidy to be celebrated as world’s longest serving female vice president
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Dr. Isatou Njie-Saidy to be celebrated as world’s longest serving female vice president

H.E. Dr. Aja Isatou Njie-Saidy has been named as the world’s longest compassionate serving vice president by a US-based international organization, Women Empowered To Achieve The impossible (WETATi).

This landmark achievement, which is seen by gender activists as a victory for African women's empowerment, will be celebrated next month at a special red carpet awards banquet to take place from Friday May 6 - Sunday May 8, 2016 in the USA. The Vice President and senior government officials are expected to attend.

In a press release, WETATi’s founder and president, Dr. Margaret Dureke said during the two-day awards banquet they will celebrate the copious life and work of Dr. Aja Isatou Njie-Saidy, who has been Vice President, as well as minister for Women's Affairs, since 20th March, 1997.

“We are indeed very excited!" she wrote.

Born in Kuntaya, North Bank Region, the Vice President was a prominent gender activist before joining Jammeh’s cabinet. She has spoken and written extensively about women issues in the country.

Dr. Aja Isatou Njie-Saidy, who is seen my most of her colleagues in government as a motherly figure, holds a Master’s Degree in Social and Economic Development from the University of Swansea. She has four children.

 

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