All you want to know about the Ghana Union

Official name: Ghana Union i Stockholm (GUSS)

Registered in Sweden as a voluntary non-profit making organisation.
Organisationnummer: 802012-3173

Ghana Union Stor-Stockholm is the oldest association of Ghanaians in Stockholm. Formed in 1983, it is, indeed the oldest Ghana union in Sweden and one of the oldest association of Africans in Sweden. It is led by a President who is assisted by an executive. Presently, officials are elected for two years.

Executive. The executive is currently made up of Mr Suberu Salam as president ably assited by the other office holders.

Executive of the Ghana Union

Short history of the Ghana Union in Stockholm

Constitution of the Ghana Union, Stor-Stockholm

Founding fathers and past presidents

The Agoroma Cultural Troupe

This is the traditional drumming group withing the union. It plays at functions both for the union and for the larger public.

The Yaa Asantewa Award

The Award was instituted by Joe Frans, Ghanaian born former member of the Swedish National Parliament. It is to honour any woman who has contrbuted to the enhancement of the African community in Stockholm in the spirit of Yaa Asantewa. Read the charter of the award here.

How to join us

Organs of the union

Children's Group

Organises the youth of the union. It has been dormant of late. Many of the children have grown up and new kids are not coming up to join. But the children's group is still there, at least on paper, and there are plans to revive it.

Women's Group

This is still very active within the union. Women's Day is celebrated on the last day of September every year.

 

The Linguist/Website

For several years, The Linguist was published as a quarterly newsletter by the union and distributed free to all members and other interested persons. It reported on the events happening in the Ghanaian community in Sweden and also on events from the motherland. With the increased availability of internet, the newsletter became less important and died a natural death. The mouthpiece of the union is now its website: ghanaunion.se. It contains news relevant to the Ghanaian community, announcements, reports on functions held by community members, photo albums, feature articles and links to other important sites.

 

The Ghana Union is a member of the following organisations:

1. Afrikanska Rådet i Sverige (AFRIS)

2. Centrum Mot Rasism (CMR)
www.centrummotrasism.nu

3. Folkets Huset, Rinkeby
http://www.rinkebyfolketshus.com/default.htm

4. Eggeby Gård
www.eggeby.nu

 

How to join us

Phone: Call current President + 46 739394639 / 762592458
Email: info@ghanaunion.se
Website: www.ghanaunion.se

 
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