The Botswana Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU) proudly announces the historic election of its President, Comrade Martha Tinny Molema, as the first female President of the Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa). The election took place during the 5th ordinary Congress of ITUC-Africa held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 28 to 30 November 2023.

ITUC-Africa, part of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) global network formed by 51 countries and 102 federations, boasts a total membership of 17 million members. Comrade Molema’s election signifies not only a landmark achievement for her but also a significant representation within the larger global trade union movement.

Comrade Martha Tinny Molema’s election to the prestigious position of ITUC-Africa President is a testament to her unwavering commitment to workers’ rights and her exceptional leadership within the trade union movement. The delegates at the ITUC-Africa Congress, recognizing her dedication and track record, unanimously elected Comrade Molema to lead the organization.

The Botswana Federation of Trade Unions extends warm congratulations to Comrade Martha Tinny Molema on this significant achievement. As the President of BFTU, Comrade Molema has been a tireless advocate for workers’ rights, social justice, and economic equality. We are confident that she will bring the same level of dedication and passion to her new role at ITUC-Africa.

Additionally, the BFTU commends the election of Comrade Joel Akhator Odigie, the General Secretary of ITUC-Africa, for his role in advocating for workers and advancing the goals of the trade union movement. The collective leadership of Comrade Molema and Comrade Joel signifies a strong and united front for ITUC-Africa

The BFTU looks forward to continued collaboration with ITUC-Africa under the leadership of Comrade Martha Tinny Molema. Together, we will work towards the advancement of workers’ rights, the promotion of social justice, and the enhancement of economic equality across the African continent.