Hon. Late Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu Funeral
Information reaching GHANASKY.COM and ACCRA24.COM indicate that, the New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North Constituency in the Eastern Region, Hon. Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu was stabbed to death.
GHANASKY.COM can confirm JB's final funeral rites, which will take place on Friday, 15th April 2016 at Forecourt of State House but burial on Saturday, 16th April 2016 at Akyem Tafo in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Where JB was born.
He suffered multiple wounds from unknown assailants, who stormed his residence at Shiashie near East Legon in Accra.
According to GHANASKY.COM analyst, Hon. Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu was the grandson of the late J.B Danquah, one of Ghanaian statesmen, pan-Africanist, scholar and historian, who played a significant role in pre- and post-colonial Ghana.
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.
JB's political life: He joined Ghana's parliament when he won a seat in the Ghana's general elections 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 elections. He however won it back in the 2012 general elections by beating the National Democratic Congress's Victor Smith. He was a member of both the Special Budgets Committee and the Trade, Industry and Tourism Committee in Ghana's 5th parliament of the 4th Republic. May His Soul Rest In PEACE.