Akua Sena Dansua

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Akua Sena Dansua
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Member of the Ghana Parliament
for North Dayi
In office
7 January 2000 – 7 January 2013
Preceded by Stephen G. Obimpeh
Majority 27,108
Minister for Tourism
In office
January 2011 – January 2013
President John Atta Mills
Preceded by Zita Okaikoi
Minister for Youth and Sports
In office
January 2010 – January 2011
President John Atta Mills
Preceded by Abdul-Rashid Pelpuo
Succeeded by Clement Kofi Humado
Minister for Women and Children's Affairs
In office
February 2009 – January 2010
President John Atta Mills
Preceded by Hajia Alima Mahama
Succeeded by Juliana Azumah-Mensah
Personal details
Born (1958-04-23) 23 April 1958 (age 59)
Hohoe, Ghana
Nationality Ghanaian
Political party National Democratic Congress
Spouse(s) divorced
Children 3
Residence Accra, Ghana
Alma mater University of Ghana
Occupation Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany
Profession Journalist & Gender Activist
Religion Christian
Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Akua Sena Dansua (born 23 April 1958) is a Ghanaian journalist and politician. She was the Member of Parliament for North Dayi in Ghana and is currently the Ambassador to Germany.

Early life and education[edit]

Dansua was born at Hohoe in the Hohoe Municipal District of the Volta Region. Her family hail from Botoku, also in the Volta Region. She started her primary education at the Kadjebi-Akan Local Authority Experimental Primary and Middle School. She then went on to have her secondary education at the Mawuli School at Ho, the capital of the Volta Region. She trained as a journalist at the Ghana Institute of Journalism in Accra.[1] Dansua was a postgraduate student of Communication Studies at the University of Ghana at Legon, completing in 1990.[2] She also acquired a master's degree in Governance and Leadership from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.[1]

Career[edit]

Akua Dansua was Electoral Assistant at the Electoral Commission of Ghana between 1979 and 1980. From 1983 to 1987 she was the Chief Reporter of the Nigerian Reporter newspaper. She worked with the Weekly Spectator newspaper in Accra, Ghana, as a journalist, eventually becoming the Features Editor of the paper. She held this position until she moved into politics. She has also served as Technical Advisor to the National Council on Women and Development and as a Media Consultant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).[1]

Politics[edit]

Dansua is a member of the National Democratic Congress. She was appointed District Chief Executive for Kpando under the Provisional National Defence Council government of Jerry Rawlings. She first entered parliament in 2001 as the MP for the North Dayi constituency. She is divorced and has three children. She first became a minister of state in 2009 when she was appointed Minister for Women and Children's Affairs. She became the first Female Minister for Youth and Sports after a cabinet reshuffle in January 2010 and Minister for Tourism on 4 January 2011.[3] In January 2011, she was appointed Minister for Tourism, replacing Zita Okaikoi.[4] She is currently the Ambassador of Ghana to Germany.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Akua Sena Dansua". Biography. Peace Fm Online. Archived from the original on 19 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Hon. Akua Sena Dansua (NDC) (North Dayi)". Members Of Parliament  » Profile. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  3. ^ "Reshuffle Blues: Sena Dansua Heads Sports Ministry.". General News of Tuesday, 26 January 2010. Ghana Home Page. Archived from the original on 29 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  4. ^ "Cabinet reshuffle: Zita dropped, Betty for education". Ghana Home Page. 2011-01-04. Retrieved 2011-02-07. 

External links and sources[edit]

Parliament of Ghana
Preceded by
Stephen Obimpeh
Member of Parliament for North Dayi
2001–13
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Hajia Alima Mahama
Minister for Women and Children's Affairs
2009–10
Succeeded by
Juliana Azumah-Mensah
Preceded by
Abdul-Rashid Pelpuo
Minister for Youth and Sports
2010–11
Succeeded by
Clement Kofi Humado
Preceded by
Zita Okaikoi
Minister for Tourism
2011–January 2013
Incumbent