The body of Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, the late Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, was taken to Akyem Old Tafo in the Eastern region for final funeral rites and thanksgiving church service on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 respectively.
Present at both ceremonies was the New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo. Addressing mourners at the funeral of the late Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu on Saturday, Nana Addo described J.B Danquah as a man of dignity and integrity.
“We thank Mahama for giving J.B Danquah a befitting burial . We thank him very much for honouring our brother this way because JB deserved it,” Nana Addo said.
Three-day final funeral rites for the late MP began on Friday, April 15, as his body was laid in state at the Forecourt of the State House.
JB Danquah was allegedly killed by a 19-year-old boy, Daniel Asiedu, who entered his residence at Shiashie in Accra and stabbed him to death. He left behind a wife and two children.
Joseph Boakye Danquah, once served as a Deputy Minister for Women and Children’s Affairs. He was the Abuakwa North MP from 2000 until 2008, when he lost the seat to the NPP’s Prof. Samuel Amoako.
He returned in 2012 to win the seat.