Akua Dansua Biography

Updated On Jul 16, 2019 Published On May 24, 2017
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Date of Birth: 1958 , April-23
Birth Nation: Central African Republic
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Akua Dansua started her career in 1997 as an Electoral Assistant at the Electoral Commission of Ghana and worked until 1980. Then she worked as a Chief Reporter at the Nigerian newspaper from 1983 to 1987. She also worked at Weekly Spectator newspaper in Accra, Ghana, as a Journalist, and by the time she was promoted to the editor of the paper.

Akua moved her focus from news reporter to other different fields such as Politics, also served as Technical Advisor to the National Council on Woman and Development, and as a Media Consultant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Dansua is a member of the National Democratic Congress and was appointed as District Chief Executive for Kpando under the Provisional National Defence Council government of Jerry Rawlings. Her first entry into the parliament was in 2001 as the MP for North Dayi Constituency.

Akua already divorced to her husband and she has three children. She became the minister of states in 2009, at the same time she was appointed as Minister for Women and Children’s Affairs. She was the first Female Minister for the Youth and Sports following the cabinet reshuffle in January 2010.

In the year 2011, Zita Okaikoi was replaced by Akua Dansua as a Minister for Tourism and is currently the Ambassador of Ghana to Germany.

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Akua Dansua


A Ghanaian journalist, politician, and a social workerAkua Sena Dansua, was born on 23 April 1958, at Hohoe in Hohoe Municipal District of the Volta Region. 

Electoral Assistant


Akua started her career as an Electoral Assistant at the Electoral Commission of Ghana until from 1997 to 1980. In 1983, she became Chief Reporter of the Nigerian Reporter newspaper and worked until 1987, later she worked with the Weekly Spectator newspaper in Accra, Ghana.

Akua's first entry


Akua was appointed as District Chief Executive for Kpando under the Provisional National Defence Council government of Jerry Rawlings. Her first entry into the parliament was in 2001 as the MP for North Dayi Constituency.

Akua Dansua: Minister of Tourism


In 2011Zita Okaikoi were replaced by Akua Dansua to be the Minister of Tourism, currently, she is also the Ambassador of Ghana to Germany.