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Akua Sena Dansua
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Member of the Ghana Parliament
for North Dayi
In office
7 January 2001 – 7 January 2013
Preceded by Stephen George Obimpeh
Succeeded by George Loh
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 65)
Hohoe, Ghana
Nationality Ghanaian
Political party National Democratic Congress
Spouse(s) divorced
Children 3
Residence(s) Accra, Ghana
Education Mawuli School
Alma mater University of Ghana, Legon
Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration
Occupation Politician, Media and Communications Consultant, Gender Activist, Governance and Leadership Practitioner and Consultant
Profession Journalist
Akua Dansua (7106481535)
Sena Dansua speaking at a Women in Development session on Equality of opportunity versus equality of outcome on 23 April 2012 in Doha

Akua Sena Dansua (born 23 April 1958) is an experienced Ghanaian media and communications consultant, politician and governance and leadership practitioner. She was the Member of Parliament for North Dayi in Ghana and former Ambassador to Germany.

Early life and education

Dansua was born at Hohoe in the Hohoe Municipal District of the Volta Region on 23 April 1958. Her family hails 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. Dansua was a postgraduate student of Communication Studies at the University of Ghana at Legon, completing in 1990. She also acquired a master's degree in Governance and Leadership from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.


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).

She is the chairperson for Advocates for Gender and Development Initiatives-Ghana, which is an NGO at Kpando and a board member for Africa in Democracy and Good Governance (ADG) in The Gambia.

Professional associations and boards

Danusa is a member of several civic, social and non-governmental agencies and organizations. She is a member of the African Women Development Fund (AWDF) and was the chairperson of the West Africa Media Network (WAMNET). Danusa also served as vice-president of the Association of Women in the Media (ASWIM) Ghana. Whilst working as a journalist she also served as an executive member of the Parliamentary Press Corps.

Dansua served as a member of the Evangelical Presbyterian (EP) University College Council in 2005.

Awards and recognition

Dansua was recognised by the Women's Law and Human Rights Institute of the Art Foundation for her leadership role in the development of women and her role as women's activist in Ghana. Whilst Danusa was a full-time journalist she received a number of fellowship and scholarship awards, most notable amongst them was when she received the Dag Hammarskjold fellowship in 1991, awarded by the United Nations Correspondents Association for being the most promising journalist from Africa. She was given a rare opportunity to attend the 46th UN General Assembly session in New York in 1991 as her prize.

Personal life

Danusa is divorced with three children. She is a Christian and worships as an Evangelical Presbyterian. During her leisure time she enjoys doing social work, listening to music, reading and having open discussions and browsing the internet.

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