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I have done much better than other male Presidents in Tanzania.

Ms Samia Suluhu was addressing at a forum in Ghana's capital, Accra, on her first official journey to West Africa since her inauguration as the first Tanzanian female president in March 2021 after the passing of proffesorJohn Pombe Joseph Magufuli, following the death of her predecessor John Pombe Magufuli.

"It was extremely tough and hard to gain the trust of Tanzanians. "It was a tremendous struggle for me to govern and rule the country in the same manner men do," she stated during a session held as part of the annual African Development Bank (AfDB) summit.

"In a year, I demonstrated women's power by leading the country in the same manner as the way men did, and in some of the cases,I have done much better than others way they did," she continued.

Ms Samia Suluhu Hassan is Africa's only current female president; the Ethiopian presidency is a male-dominated institution.

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