Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Republic of Gabon/La République Gabonaise
(female suffrage 1956)
A former French Colony became an Autonomous Republic within the French Community before gaining full independent 1960

Also see Gabon Heads of State and Gabon Parliament

1980-86 Minister of Social Affairs and Women Antoniette Oliveira

1980s Secretary of State for the Advancement of Women and Human Rights
2009 Interim President Rose Francine Rogombé née Etomba
As President of the Senate 2009-15, she was Deputy Head of State and became Interim President when President Bongo died until his successor was elected (his son). She lived (1942-2015).

1982-88 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Honorine Dossou-Naki
2002-07 Minister of Justice and Keeper of the Seals
2007
Minister of the Merchant Navy and charged with Port Equipments
2007-09 Minister of State Control, Inspections, the Fight against Corruption and Illegal Enrichment
2008-09 Vice-Premier Minister

Ambassador to France 1995-2002.

1982 Secretary of State of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and   Environmental Protection Dr. Rosie Abessolo

1982-? Secretary of State of Justice and Keeper of the Seals Pauline Nyingone
1988-89 Secretary of State for Social Affairs
Gouveneur de la Province d'Estvaire in 1994.

1986-87 Minister of State by the Deputy Minister for Finance Chantal Lidji-Badinge

1987-90 Minister of Justice and Keeper of the Seals Sophie Ngwamassana

1987-89 Secretary of State for Women and Human Rights Rose Rogombe

1988-97 Secretary of State for Secondary Education and Science Pauline Nguéma-Obame

1990-91 Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Co-operation and the Francophonie Lucie M’ba
1991-92 Minister of Public Health and Population
1992-circa 1997 Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs

1990-91 Minister of Justice and Keeper of the Seals Cécila Nkama

1991-93 Minister of Civil Service and Administrative Reform Paulette Moussaune
1994-97 Minister of Civil Service and Administrative Reform

1991-93 Minister of Education Paulette Moussavou Missambo
1992-93 Minister of State (Deputy Premier)
1994-97 Minister of Education and Training, Youth and Sport, Minister of  Women’s Affairs
1994-2000 Government Spokesperson
1997
-2007 Minister of State
1997-2002 Minister of National Education
1999-2002 Minister of Labour and Human Resources
2001-2002 Minister of Employment and Professional Training  
2002-
04
Minister of Transportation and Civil Aviation
2004-07 Minister of Public Health
Originally the Post of Minister of State eqvivalent to the role of Deputy Premier, but later the Post of Vice-Premier was introduced and she ranked 9th in her last terms in office.

1991-94 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and the Francophonie Pascaline Mferri Bongo
She later was Director of the Civil Cabinet of the President and in 2000 Ambassador to USA. She is the daughter of President Omar Bongo. (b. 1956-)

1992-93 Minister of Communication, Post and Telecommunication and Government Spokeswoman
1993-94 Minister for Social Affairs and Relations with Assemblée Nationale Angèle Ondo

1992 Deputy Minister of Women and Human Rights Yolande Biké
1993-97 Deputy Minister of Education, Sport and Women
2009 Minister of Tourism and National Parks
Ambassador to United Nations in Génève
1997-2004.

1997-98 Secretary of State of Labour Victoire Lasseny-DuBoze
1998-2000 Minister of
Family, Children's Welfare and Women’s Advancement

1997-2000 Secretary of State of Social Affairs Angélique Ngoma
2000-07
Minister of Family, Children's Welfare and Women’s Advancement
2007-08 Minister of Health, Public Hygiene and charged with Family and
Women’s Advancement
2008-09 Minister of Social Affairs  and the Fight Against AIDS
2008-09 Minister Family and Women's Promotion
2009 Minister of Protection of Widows and Orphans
2009-11 Minister of Defence
2011-12 Minister of Labour and Employment, Social Prevision and Government Spokesperson

After 2000 the government had no Secretaries of State

1999 Minister-Delegate of Finance, Budget and Privatization Yolande Assele Ebinda  
2002-03 Deputy Minister of Planning and Development Programs 
2003-
04 Minister-Delegate of Planning and Development Programs

1999-2006 Minister-Delegate of Commerce, Tourism and Industrial Development charged with Regional Integration Ursule Eike

2004-06 Minister of the Merchant Navy and charged with Port Equipments Alice Lamou
2006-07 Minister for the Fight against AIDS charged with Children Orphaned because of AIDS

2006-09 Vice-Premier Minister and Minister of Environment, Protection of the Nature, Research and Technology Georgette Koko

2006-07 Minister of Labour and Employment Christiane Bitoughat

2006-07 Minister of State Control and Inspections Francine Meviane

2006-07 Minister for the Promotion of the Private Sector, Social Economy and Artisans Marie Missouloukagne

2006-07 Minister-Delegate of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, the Francophonie and Regional Integration
2007-08 and 2008-11
Minister of Communication, Post and Telecommunications and New Information Technologies
2008 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, the Francophonie and Regional Integration Laure Olga Gondjout

2006-08 Minister-Delegate of of National Education and Higher Education Solange Mabignath
2008-09 Minister-Delegate of Economy and Finance

2006-07 Minister-Delegate of Public Work, Administrative Reform and Modernisation of the State
2007-08 Minister for the Fight against AIDS charged with Widows and Children Orphaned because of AIDS
2007-08 Minister of Social Affairs and Solidarity
2008-09 Minister of Health
2009 Minister of Social Affairs, Solidarity and the Fight against Aids
2013-15 Minister of Relations with the Constitutional Institutions and Spokesperson of the Government
2015-16 Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Denise Mekam'ne

2007 Minister-Delegate of Agriculture, Breeding and Rural Development Paulette Oyane Ondo

2007 Minister-Delegate of Housing and Urbain Affairs Gisèle Luare Eyang Ntoutome
2007-08 Minister-Delegrate of Public Works, Infrastructure and Construction, charged with Construction
2008-09 Minister-Delegate of Civil Service

2009
Minister of Justice and Keeper of the Seals Pierrette Djouassa

2009-11 Minister of Justice and Keeper of the Seals Anicette Nang Ovika (Second in Cabinet)

2009-11 Minister of Health, Social Affairs, National Solidarity and the Family Alphonsine Mbie Na

2009-11 Minister-Delegate of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and the Francophonie Rose Bekale

2009-12 Minister-Delegate of Economy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism Françoise Assengone Obame
2012-13 Minister-Delegate of Numeric Economy, Communication and the Post
2016- Minister-Delegate at the Ministry of Agriculture, charged with Agro-industry

2011-13 Minister of Justice and Keeper of the Seals Ida Reteno Assonouet
2012-13 Minister of Human Rights and Relations with the Constitutional Institutions and Government Spokesperson
2013-15 Minister of Culture, the Arts and Civic Education

2011-12 Minister of Technical Education and Professional Training Célestine Oguewa, épouse Ba
2012-13 Minister-Delegate of Agriculture, Live Stock and Rural Development
2015-16 Minister-Delegate of Health Social Provision and National Solidarity
From 2015 Delegate Minister jointly with Marie-Françoise Dikoumba

2011-13 Minister-Delegate of Health, Social Affairs, National Solidarity and the Family Claudine Minvoula

2012-13 Minister of Family and Social Affairs Honorine Nzet Biteghe

2012 Minister of the Budget, Public Accounts and Civil Service Christiane Rose Ossoucah Raponda

2012-13 Minister-Delegate of Health Alice Bikissa Nembe

2012-13 Minister-Delegate of Housing Christiane Leckat

2012-13 Minister-Delegate of Technical Education and Professional Training Paulette Monguengui

2013-16 Minister of Social Provision and National Solidarity Brigitte Mba Anguillet

2013-16 Minister of Culture, the Arts and Civic Education Ida Reteno Assonouet

2013-15 Minister of Transport Paulette Mengue M’Owono
2015-16 Minister of Culture, Arts and Civic Education

2013-16 Minister-Delegate of Health Social Provision and National Solidarity Marie-Françoise Dikoumba
From 2015 jointly with Célestine Oguewa Ba

2015- Minister of Commerce and Tourism Madelaine Berre
2015-16 Minister of Small and Medium Sized Entreprises, Artisans and Service Development
2016- Minister of Promotion of Private Investments and Industry

2015-16 Minister of Environmental Protection, Natural Resources, Forests and the Ocean Flore Mistoul

2015- Minister of Equality and Gabonese Abroad Patricia Taye
2016- Minister-Delegate of Labour, charged with Professional Education

2015-16 Minister-Delegation of Professional Education and Integration of Youth Nicole Assélé
2016- Minister of Youth and Sports

2015-16 Minister-Delegate of Sustainable Development, Economy, Investment Promotion and Prospectives Marie Julie Biloghe

2015-16 Minister-Delegate of Sustainable Development, Economy, Investment Promotion and Prospectives Chantal Mebale
2016- Minister-Delegate of Budget, charged with Budget and Pension Financing

2015-16 Minister-Delegate of Commerce, Small and Medium Sized Entreprises, Artisans, Tourism and Service Development
2016- Minister-Delegate of Promotion of Private Investments, charged with Tourism and Industry Irène Lindzondzo

2016- Minister of Forestry Economy, Fish and Environment, charged with Protection and Establishment of Ecosystems Estelle Ondo

2016- Minister of Transport and Logistics Flavienne Mfoumou Ondo

2016- Minister-Delegate of Urban Affairs, charged with Social Housing Edwige Essoukou, épouse Betha

2016- Minister-Delegate of Interior, charged with Decentralisation and Local Development Lucienne Gouwalanga Awore

2016- Minister-Delegate of National Education, charged with Primary Education Lucie Akalane

 


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