Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala lists why she’s the best candidate to head WTO

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala lists why she

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Wednesday, July 15, in Geneva stressed the need for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to elect a credible candidate based on merit for the position of Director-General. 

 

Mrs Okonjo-Iweala, who is one of the eight candidates vying for the position, was interviewed by reporters at a press conference held shortly after her presentation to the WTO General Council.

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She stated that the best candidate should be chosen for the position, irrespective of their gender, race, or country of origin.

 

She said: “Choosing a Director-General for WTO should be on merit. The best person should be chosen to lead an institution that’s having challenges.

 

“If it happens to be a woman, great. If it happens to be an African it’s also great. It should be based on merit.”

 

Extolling the qualities which make her well suited for the job, she said: “The WTO needs leadership and I’m someone with a strong managerial capability with the ability to forge consensus and reforms.

 

“These bundles of qualities in addition to my leadership quality is what I’m bringing to the WTO.”

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