Akufo-Addo pays glowing tribute at JB Danquah-Adu's funeral

Akufo-Addo pays glowing tribute at JB Danquah-Adu's funeral

The flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Friday paid glowing tribute to the late Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, former Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North constituency, at his funeral which was held at the Forecourt of the State House in Accra.

Akufo-Addo pays glowing tribute at JB Danquah-Adu's funeral

At the funeral, attended by dignitaries across several fields of human endeavour, including politics and business, Akufo-Addo said he received news of Dr Danquah-Adu's death with shock and horror.

Akufo-Addo pays glowing tribute at JB Danquah-Adu's funeral
Akufo-Addo pays glowing tribute at JB Danquah-Adu's funeral

He said in all his dealings with the former deputy minister for works and housing, he had found him a "charming company, convivial and gay, with an inimitable smile".

Akufo-Addo pays glowing tribute at JB Danquah-Adu's funeral
Akufo-Addo pays glowing tribute at JB Danquah-Adu's funeral
Akufo-Addo pays glowing tribute at JB Danquah-Adu's funeral

Akufo-Addo said the late MP  was intelligent, well-organised and fully committed to the values of the Danquah-Dombo-Busia political tradition.

Akufo-Addo pays glowing tribute at JB Danquah-Adu's funeral
Akufo-Addo pays glowing tribute at JB Danquah-Adu's funeral
Akufo-Addo pays glowing tribute at JB Danquah-Adu's funeral

Dr Danquah-Adu, the NPP flagbearer said, was emphatic on the critical importance of the private sector in promoting the social and economic transformation of society.

Akufo-Addo pays glowing tribute at JB Danquah-Adu's funeral

He said the fallen MP's own successful business career as an industrialist was eloquent testimony to his deeply held beliefs.

Akufo-Addo pays glowing tribute at JB Danquah-Adu's funeral
Akufo-Addo pays glowing tribute at JB Danquah-Adu's funeral

"He had a bright future, both as an entrepreneur and a politician," Akufo-Addo said of his late party man, adding: "Our party and nation have lost a positive spirit, who had much to contribute to the future of our country. I will miss him sorely."

Akufo-Addo pays glowing tribute at JB Danquah-Adu's funeral

Dr Danquah-Adu, 50, was murdered in cold blood on February 9 at his residence at Shiashie near East Legon in Accra.

He will be buried on Saturday April, 16 at his hometown, Akyem-Tafo, with a memorial service following on Sunday.

Read Also: State funeral held for JB Danquah-Adu (photos)

 

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