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Honouring former Danish Ambassador to Ghana, Birgit Storgaard, at the Institute of Economic Affairs

02.02.2016  22:18

“The better we understand each other, the stronger the cooperation”

On Monday February 1st, the Ghanaian think tank Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), honoured the memory of the former Danish Ambassador, Birgit Storgaard, at a ceremony by naming the Institute’s Conference Room after her.    

Ambassador Storgaard was the Danish Ambassador to Ghana from 1994 to 1998, which was shortly after Ghana’s return to constitutional rule.

She believed in dialogue as key to achieve peace and development and worked tirelessly to support the strengthening of the then young Ghanaian democracy, promote accountability and good governance, and to build close cultural ties between Ghana and Denmark. 

Her strong personality, belief in people and faith in Ghana was well recognised in a number of speeches, just as yesterday´s event was honoured by the participation of many prominent personalities, including Mr. John Kufuor, former President of Ghana, Mr. Edward Doe Adjaho, former Speaker of the Parliament, Judges, Members of Parliament and friends from the Cultural sector.

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Remarks by Ambassador Tove Degnbol 

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Unveiling of Plaque. From left; Mrs. Jean Mensa, Executive Director, IEA, Mr. John Kufuor, former President of Ghana, Mrs. Tove Degnbol, Ambassador of Denmark, Mrs. Else-Marie Storgaard-Fog, sister of Birgit Storgaard, and Dr. Charles Mensa, Board Chairman, IEA

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National Anthems of Denmark and Ghana by the Winnaba Youth Choir

The partnership between IEA and Denmark was initiated by Birgit Storgaard. The Institute has delivered political and economic reports and analysis for more than 27 years for the use of the Government of Ghana and Parliament with the aim of broadening the debate on public policy; engendering private sector led economic growth, and strengthening the pillars of democracy.

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The citation as displayed in the conference room

Please also visit IEA DOCUMENTARY ON AMBASSADOR BIRGIT STORGAARD.



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