#TFAAspotlight: Guillermina Mekuy is the model public servant we are excited about

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Born June 25, 1982, Guillermina-Mekuy Mba Obono is a writer, politician and Equatorial Guinean entrepreneur. She is a former Minister of Culture and Artisan Promotion in the Presidency of Equatorial Guinea . 

What else?

  1. She was Secretary of State for Culture (2009-2012) and General Director of Libraries and Museums (2008-2009).
  2. From 2012 to the first half of 2016, Mekuy was the delegate minister of the Department of Culture and Tourism. She is the first woman to hold the position of Minister of Culture and Tourism of Equatorial Guinea. 
  3. Her published books include The crying of the bitch was her first novel (2005), Las tres Vírgenes de Santo Tomás (2008) and Three souls for one heart (2011). 
  4. In 2013 she founded the women’s magazine Meik, the essence of miscegenation, a space that brings together fashion, style and, mainly, interviews with mestizo women who have succeeded in fields such as cinema, politics, finance, music or art. Enterprising women who develop projects for the well-being of women.
  5. In 2016 she founded Editorial Mk, an editorial focused on publishing essays, anthologies, novels, travel guides, and self-help books. Especially, Editorial MK includes a label called Voces Femeninas that aims to bring together women’s texts that highlight the value of the role of women’s emancipation in various areas of the s. XXI.
  6. She was nominated in 2014 for The Future Africa Awards Prize in Public Service – given to a technocrat who has made an outstanding contribution in the public service sector within the year in view (excluding politics).
  7. She went home with the 2018 – EXIBED Excellence Award for leadership during the V Exibed Summit in Valladolid.

Watch our for this one because she is the future!

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