First Lady launches OAFLA Directory

27 May 2013 09:50
WINDHOEK, 27 MAY (NAMPA) ? The president of the Organisation for African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) and Namibian First Lady, Penehupifo Pohamba on Friday congratulated four African women for their endeavours.
Pohamba made the statement when she officially launched the 2013/2014 OAFLA Membership Directory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
?I am personally very proud of the achievements of these women of Africa. The launching of this expanded OAFLA directory serves as a tool to share experiences and success stories in their countries, in line with the objectives of the OAFLA?, she said.
The four are the presidents of Liberia and Malawi, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Joyce Banda, respectively; the first African female chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma from South Africa; and Valerie Ann Amos, the first African female United Nations? Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Relief Coordination.
Amos is from the United Kingdom.
Pohamba also used the platform to encourage her colleagues to continue rendering their valuable contributions to that directory in order to draw inspiration and motivation for them to continue the fight against HIV/AIDS so as to achieve an HIV-free generation.
?Your work is highly commendable, and I believe the next edition will see more activities highlighted in order to create more awareness of the magnitude of the pandemic we are fighting,? she urged.
(NAMPA)
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