Afghan Governor Receives Prestigious Award

Governor Habiba Sarobi

Afghanistan’s female governor of Bamyan province, Habiba Sarobi, has been awarded the Ramon Magsaysay award, the foundation announced in a press release today. The award is named after a Philippine president, who died in a plane crash in 1957. According to the foundation, he was a president, “who was well-loved for his simplicity and humility, his passion for justice, particularly for the poor, and his advancement of human dignity.”

The foundation said that Sarobi was given the award for “her bold exercise of leadership to build up a functioning provincial government against great odds—intractable political adversities, a harsh and impoverished environment, and pervasive cultural discrimination—serving her people with a hopeful persistence grounded in her abiding commitment to peace and development in Afghanistan”

Habiba Sarobi was appointed as Afghanistan’s first ever-female provincial governor on March 2, 2005 by President Hamid Karzai.

July 24, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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