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Akua Sena Dansua
Akua Sena Dansua
Akua Sena Dansua is a Ghanaian politician and journalist. She was born on 23 April 1958 at Hohoe in the Hohoe Municipal District of the Volta Region. She comes from Botoku also in the Volta region capital.

She started her primary education at the Kadjebi-Akan Local Authority Experimental Primary and Middle School then later to the Mawuli Senior High School for her secondary education at Ho.

During her tenure at the Ghana Institute of Journalism in Accra, She trained as a Journalist and obtained a certificate in Communication.  She furthered her communication skills at the University of Ghana, Legon and earned a postgraduate certificate from1989-1991.

She currently holds a Masters in Governance and Leadership certificate she obtained from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, a management development institution for training in leadership, business management and public administration.

Akua Dansua became the Electoral Assistant at the Electoral Commission of Ghana between 1979 and 1980. She moved to become the Chief Reporter From 1983 to 1987 at the Nigerian Reporter Newspaper in Nigeria.

She came back home to work with the Weekly Spectator newspaper in Accra, Ghana, as a journalist, eventually becoming the Features Editor of the paper.

She served this position until she moved into politics. She also served as a Technical Advisor to the National Council on Women and Development and as a Media Consultant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

She belongs to the National Democratic Congress Party and was appointed District Chief Executive for Kpando under the Provisional National Defence Council (P.N.D.C) government of Jerry John Rawlings. Her first entry into parliament in 2001,was  when she was elected as the Member of Parliament for the North Dayi constituency.

In 2009, she became the first female Minister of State when she was appointed Minister for Women and Children's Affairs.

Akua Sena later became the first Female Minister for Youth and Sports after a cabinet reshuffle in January 2010.

In January 2011, she was appointed Minister for Tourism; replacing Zita Okaikoi.

She is divorced with 3 children.