A South Sudanese woman gets an award for professionalism in the energy sector in Africa.
Tears flow as a remarkable South Sudanese lady receives an award for professionalism in Africa’s energy industry.
When Victoria Achai Kuol was granted an excellency for her great professional performance at the Ministry of Petroleum, she was overcome with emotion.
At the Women in Energy conference in Nairobi, Kenya, Achai, a local content and policy advisor at the ministry, received a professionalism award.
The Women in Energy Conference 2021 has provided a new impetus to efforts to increase women’s involvement, growth, and welfare development in the sector.
The conference is one of many programs aimed at building institutional capacity for gender diversity awareness via information exchange, networking, and advocacy.
Many various points of view are expressed on social media sites. Some believe it is excellent news for her; yet, the negative effects of oil production in oil-producing regions remain a major issue.
Communities continue to face concerns such as environmental pollution, health issues, young unemployment, bad roads and infrastructure, and corruption practices; most people do not know where 2% or 5% of oil revenue is spent since production began.
Some have inquired as to how this prize would benefit communities in oil-producing regions.
Many people are overjoyed that, even in the middle of such a tough period, a South Sudanese can still get such an accolade.
A group of South Sudanese professionals in the petroleum industry, led by Achai, flew to Nairobi a week ago to attend the Women in Energy conference.