model by her former ministry in a congratulatory message yesterday.
The Ministry of Women and ChildrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Affairs (MOWAC) commented upon the advent of a new chapter in sports leadership in Ghana, with Hon Sena Dansua in the saddle: Ã¢â‚¬Å“She would serve as a role model and an epitome of motivationÃ¢â‚¬Â.
With this appointment, female involvement in Ghanaian sports is expecting a much-needed regeneration.
The appointment of the first female Youth and Sports Minister is a groundbreaking event, considering that the ministry is traditionally perceived to be the preserve of men.
MOWAC described this as a Ã¢â‚¬Å“laudable featÃ¢â‚¬Â, adding that the minister will hopefully ensure that Ghana joins the likes of the UK and Malaysia, in being a country where female incumbents have overseen successful sports ministries.
The ministry reassured: Ã¢â‚¬Å“It is our belief that she will bring her expertise, passion and other special qualities to bear to further advance issues and policies pertaining to youth and sports in our national developmentÃ¢â‚¬Â.
This would be a welcome change from past occupiers of the ministry representing sports, which has admittedly had a high turnover of personnel in the past few years.