Victoire Tomegah Dogbé

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Victoire Tomegah Dogbé
Victoire S. Tomegah Dogbé.jpg
14th Prime Minister of Togo
Assumed office
28 September 2020
PresidentFaure Gnassingbé
Preceded byKomi Sélom Klassou
Personal details
Born (1959-12-23) 23 December 1959 (age 62)
NationalityTogolese
Political partyUnion for the Republic

Victoire Sidémého Dzidudu Dogbé Tomegah (born 23 December 1959) is a Togolese politician who has served as the Prime Minister of Togo since 28 September 2020. She is the first woman to hold the office.

Before becoming head of government, Tomegah Dogbé was previously the Minister of Grassroots Development, Handicrafts, Youth and Youth Employment in the Komi Sélom Klassou Government and the Cabinet Director of President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé.[1][2]

Career[edit]

In 2008, while she was at the United Nations Development Programme office in Benin, the President of the Republic Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé and the Prime Minister Gilbert Houngbo asked Dogbé Tomégah to manage the portfolio of Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister in charge of development at the base which had just been created in Togo.[3]

In 2010, following the re-election of President Faure Gnassingbé, Tomegah Dogbé was appointed Minister of Grassroots Development, Youth Craft and Youth Employment in Gilbert Houngbo's second mandate. She retained her ministerial functions in the 1st government of Kwesi Ahoomey-Zunu from 2012 to 2013 and the 2nd government of Ahoomey-Zunu from 2013 to 2015. After the presidential election of April 2015, Komi Sélom Klassou replaced Ahoomey-Zunu as prime minister on 5 June 2015. Klaassou formed his cabinet on 28 June 2015 in which Tomegah Dogbé still retained the Ministry of Development at the Base, crafts, youth and youth employment.[4]

Tobegah Dogbe was named Prime Minister on 28 September 2020 by President Faure Gnassingbe after the resignation of Komi Selom Klassou.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heath-Brown, Nick (2017). The Statesman's Yearbook 2016: The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World. Springer. ISBN 9781349578238.
  2. ^ Martino, John (2013). Worldwide Government Directory with Intergovernmental Organizations 2013. CQ Press. p. 1505. ISBN 9781452299372.
  3. ^ "TOGO: Entourage de Faure Gnassingbé". togosite.com. 5 July 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Journée internationale de la jeunesse: Mme Victoire Tomégah-Dogbé invite la jeunesse à prendre". iciLome.com. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Togo
2020–present
Incumbent