March 8th each year marks the International Women’s Day. The event has marked the plight and achievements of women for more than a century – but is now looking ahead another 15 years to the world’s gender equality goals. The theme for this year celebration is “Planet 50-50 by 2030” and the United Nations-backed event will be celebrating women’s rights worldwide.
TRANSCO CLSG, a regional transmission company joins the world to celebrate this very important day, reaffirming its support to Gender equality. On today, March 8th, the management of TRANSCO CLSG held a celebratory program for all its women employees at the company’s headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
The event was characterized by cheers, sharing of food and brief remarks from senior management including the Director of Finance and Administration, Mr. Jigba Yilla who extoled the women for hard work and dedication to running the day-to-day activities of the company. The Director of the Project Implementation Unit, Mr. Etienne Baily also praised the women and said TRANSCO CLSG would not have achieved the milestones without the involvement of its female staff.
Madam Marie Chantel Niambi, Social Safeguard Specialist spoke on behalf of the women. She recognized the stance of management in recognition of gender equality. She challenged her colleagues to work hard and make sure their efforts yield the much needed results for the company, which is deliver the cheap, affordable and reliable electricity to the people of the CLSG – Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.