By Joyce Remi- Babayeju with Agency report

The new United Nations Deputy Secretary and immediate past Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, has clinched   the New African Woman in Politics and Public Office.

Mohammed on Thursday, in Dakar, Senegal was named in the New African Woman magazine’s award ceremony.

Recall that Mohammed held key position in the office of the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs and the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, where played key roles in the agenda that both impacted African women.

Also, honoured at the ceremony was the fearless Gambian human rights activist, Minister of Women Affairs and Overseer – Vice President’s Office, FatoumattaJallow-Tambajan, who emerged the New African Woman of Year.

Mrs. Jallow-Tambajan was recognised for being instrumental in galvanising the opposition that eventually beat long-term, now exiled leader YahyaJammeh.

The awards, now in their second edition, recognise, celebrate women achievers and excellence who have made exceptional impact and brought change in their communities, countries, the Africa or the Diaspora in the past 12 months.

Winners were selected by a special panel of judges from 68 shortlisted candidates across 12 categories. The New African Woman Awards is followed by a Forum under the theme: “Changing The Game”.

During the ceremony, Women in Health, Science and Technology award was presented to Namibia’s Helena Ndume, a pioneering ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon, who has to date, performed over 35,000 sight-restoring surgeries on Namibians, free of charge.