It is joy unspeakable for the sports cabinet secretary Amina Mohamed as Kenya nominates her for the position of Director-General for World Trade Organization (WTO). Having lost the contest seven years ago, Amina Mohamed is in total confidence to get the position as she will be contesting against five others, two being Africans.
On 7th July the WTO just announced that they have received the submission of Amina Mohamed’s candidature by the Kenyan government. In 2013 Amina lost the position to Mr. Azevedo while she was serving the Kenyan government as the cabinet secretary for foreign affairs. Mr. Robert Azevedo is a Brazilian and will be stepping down this year.
Through a statement by the WTO, the six candidates will have to respond to questions once they meet with the General council. The decision will be made on August 31st and before than appointment will be done through a consensus which is undertaken through lots.
For Ms. Amina Mohamed, having served at WTO and getting involved in key decision making bodies gives her an upper hand since it has always been clicking in her Monday that one day she will be given the chance to be the organization’s director-general. This is a new dawn for her and design she has to be in her best form for her to scope the position.
It is on our best interest to wish Cs Amina Mohamed all the best as she contests for the top position. We as Kenyans stand by her side in full supportime.