New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern plans for Covid-19 worked brilliantly. And a result, the country has reported ZERO new cases in the last 17 days.
Jacinda Ardern is the people’s Prime Minister. She rules on the hearts of New Zealanders and also millions of people around the world. And of course, she is a role model for many girls and women whose dreams are as big as hers. Today when she declared that New Zealand is free from Coronavirus, everyone could see her happy face. “I did a little dance..” that’s what she replied to a reporter who asked her first reaction to this good news.
75 days of lockdown and New Zealanders did it. Ardren congratulated Kiwis and thanked them for their support. And like every speech from her, this too touched hearts of people because she speaks about the people, their success, efforts, and issues. Unlike other politicians, she focuses more on people’s contribution to the success and the result than keeping bragging about the government’s efficiency.
Here are links to her amazing speeches and press conferences.
What Makes Jacinda Ardern Unique And Empowering Leader?
Where many countries are still fighting for equal rights for women, this lady (Jacinda Ardern), walks in the Parliament of New Zealand with sheer determination and confidence and gets the highest position in the country. She isn’t following any example; she, herself is an example for many.
The world is praising the efforts and dedication of one of the youngest Prime Ministers in the world, Ms. Jacinda Ardern. The way she has led New Zealand in the most difficult of times is truly an inspiration.
Jacinda Ardern Bravely handling crisis after crisis
Christchurch Mosque shooting and then, the Coronavirus.
Jacinda Ardern knows how and when to communicate with people in the right way. The PM knew Covid-19 can’t be controlled without the help of 48.9 lakhs people of New Zealand. So, she first took people in confidence and made them believe that the lockdown is for their benefit.
She always kept her message clear and concise for people. Probably, this is what other world leaders lack. Communication with people is a must. Miscommunication in the time of pandemic is only going to cause chaos, panic and distrust.
She is not Trump who turns away valid media questions by any racist remark. Neither, she is Narendra Modi who avoids press conferences as much as possible. He does his Mann Ke Baat with us but never actually listens what we have to say.
Jacinda Ardern reformed the gun law within 10 days.
In wake of the 15th March 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings that claimed more than 50 lives and many injuries, the PM of New Zealand decided to reform gun laws immediately.
She banned all kinds of assault rifles which also includes military-style semi-automatics guns. One of the world’s youngest PM, Ardren, gained globally praises for her quick and decisive response to the Christchurch mosque shootings.
When the president of the US, Donald Trump had a telephonic conversation with Ardern on March 16, he asked if her country needs any support from them to which she replied, “Sympathy and love for all Muslim communities.”
Jacinda Ardern never wanted to be the Prime Minister!
Jacinda Ardern joined politics when she was just 17. According to the biography of the PM, Jacinda Adern: A New Kind Of Leader, written by Madeleine Chapmen, Jacinda never wanted to become the Prime Minister. She said in 2014 that it would be ‘hard to raise a family in that role’.
But, after three years, Jacinda was waiting for the election result. She became the youngest Prime Minister in the world for that time as she took the office at the age of 37. She became the second woman to have a baby during office. And, the first world leader to bring her baby to the UN.
Although many people doubted her experience and thought she would fail in her job, she believed in herself and never thought gender or young age can be an issue. Now, the rest is history.
The world needs more leaders like Jacinda Ardern who keeps people above politics. The time when she announced lockdown, there were only 102 Covid-19 active cases in New Zealand. Her early actions helped to save the lives of almost 10,000 New Zealanders, which was predicted by health experts.
Although this country has a smaller population than other worst-affected countries in the world still no one can ignore the effective planning and contribution of the PM Jacinda Ardern at the time of the pandemic.