The former and late MP for Abuakwa North, Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu is to be laid in state tomorrow at the forecourt of Parliament.
The Late MP was murdered in cold blood by an 18 year old young man, who is currently on trial for the crime he allegedly committed in the MP’s own residence in Accra.
Parliament has been summoned, by the Speaker to be in session at the State House, to pay their last respect, to the late MP.
Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu (2 July 1965 – 9 February 2016), was a Ghanaian chartered accountant and politician from a prominent political family. He was a member of the Parliament of Ghana for the New Patriotic Party between 2005 and 2009, and once more from 2013 until his death.
JB Danquah Adu was born on 2 July 1965 at Old Tafo in the Eastern Region of Ghana. His grandfather, J. B. Danquah after whom he was named, was instrumental in Ghana’s struggles for independence; a member of a group of politicians nicknamed the Big Six, and later an opponent of Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first Prime Minister and President. The name Danquah is sometimes spelt as Dankwa
He joined Ghana’s parliament when he won a seat in the Ghana’s general election in 2004 to represent Abuakwa North. He was appointed as Deputy Minister for Women and Children’s Affairs by the John Kufuor Administration. He lost the seat to, Samuel Kwadwo Amoako, a member of his own party, the New Patriotic Party in the 2008 general election. He however won it back in the 2012 general elections by beating the National Democratic Congress’s Victor Smith. He was a member of the Special Budgets Committee and the Trade, Industry and Tourism Committee in Ghana’s 6th parliament of the 4th Republic
By :Francis Edzorna Mensah/radionxyzonline.com