H.E. Amb. Akua Sena Dansua was in Hamburg from 25th to 28th September, 2014, as part of her familiarisation tour of Germany since assuming duty. During the visit, she held a meeting with the President of Afrika Verein, Mr. Stefan Liebing, where they discussed investment opportunities in Ghana and ways of attracting German investors into the country.
In a meeting with the Director and Head of the International Department of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mrs. Corinna Nienstedt, Amb. Dansua underscored the significance of the city of Hamburg to Ghanaian immigrants, explaining that it was the point of call for the first generation of Ghanaian immigrants to Germany. She indicated her determination to attract investments from German SMEs into Ghana and called for increased cooperation between the Embassy and the Chamber in that regard.
As part of the visit, Amb. Dansua met the Ghanaian community in Hamburg, where she urged them to eschew division among themselves and to focus on improving their capacities and those of their children through education and skills development. She also encouraged them to look out for investment opportunities that they could send to Ghana to support national development.
During the visit, H.E. Amb. Akua Dansua attended the 3rd Edition of the African Women’s Awards 2014, also known as the Yaa Asantewaa Awards, initiated by the African German Network Association. In her remarks at the event, she called on Ghanaians in the diaspora to take advantage of the opportunities in Germany to educate themselves and their children. She assured the gathering of the Embassy’s willingness to welcome new ideas on how to further the development of Ghana and congratulated the awardees on their achievements.