Meet Lucie Milebou-Aubusson: President of the Gabonese Senate

  Lucie Milebou-Aubusson is credited as the first practicing female Opthalmologist in Gabon; following a Diploma and PhD she attained in Ophthalmology and Medicine respectively from the Aix-Marseille University,...

 

Lucie Milebou-Aubusson is credited as the first practicing female Opthalmologist in Gabon; following a Diploma and PhD she attained in Ophthalmology and Medicine respectively from the Aix-Marseille University, France.

Born in Fougamou on the 25th of February, 1957, Lucie is the Founder of “Guienza” Rural Women’s Cooperative. In 2002, her political career began following her election to serve as the Head of the Town Council of the Fougamou Municipality, under the Gabonese Democratic Party; at that time, Lucie was also an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of Libreville. She had previously worked at the Jeanne Ebori Foundation, Libreville as Chief Medical Officer and Head of the Ophthalmology Department (between 1988 and 2002). In contribution to national development, she established the Medivision Medical Clinic and continued practicing there until 2015. She also served as a member of the standing committees on Foreign Affairs, Finance and Regional Planning.
Following her introduction to politics in 2002, Lucie was later elected as a Senator in February 2003, holding the position of Vice-President of the Gabonese Senatorial Section of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly. That same year, she joined the Gabon Network of Women Ministers and Parliamentarians. Furthermore, Lucie was elected to the Senate for a second term in 2008 and became the 6th Vice-President of the Women’s Senators Network of Gabon. Following her third term in the Senate which began in 2014, Lucie became the President of the Gabonese Senate Section in 2015 after serving as Vice-President of the Senate during the Third Parliament. She also holds the position of the Vice-President for Human Rights at the JPA ACP-EU, Honorary President of the Gabonese Network of Women Senators and a Member of the Bureau.

A recipient of the Grand Cross of the Order of the Equatorial Star, Lucie is also a founding member of the Gabon Medical Assistance Association and the “Nouveau Partenaire” Youth Cooperative. As President of the Senate, Lucie continues to push for democracy and this is evident in the several political dialogues she participates in. She is married, and a mother of three children.

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