Some mourners at the family house. INSET: The minister exchange pleasantaries with the Akyem Old Tafo Chief
THE outgoing Eastern Regional Minister, Antwi-Boasiako Sekyere, on Wednesday visited the family house of the late Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North Constituency, J.B. Danquah Adu, at Akyem Old Tafo to commiserate with them.
The Eastern Regional Minister said he woke up on Tuesday morning to very sad and heartbreaking news of the demise of the late NPP Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North.
“On behalf of the Eastern Regional Coordinating Council, I express our heartfelt condolence to the New Patriotic Party and the family of the late MP for this huge and irreplaceable loss.”
The minister, who was received by the Chief of Akyem Tafo, Osaberima Adusei Peasah, said the government will help the police to investigate and bring the perpetrators to book.
Osaberima Adusei Peasah, on behalf of the bereaved family, said the family was yet to meet and plan towards the final funeral rites of their late son and that they would announce the funeral arrangements at the appropriate time.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, Joseph Boakye Danquah, was stabbed to death Tuesday dawn at his residence at Shiashie in Accra.
The Abuakwa North MP is the grandson of the late JB Danquah, the Ghanaian statesman, Pan-Africanist, scholar and historian who played a significant role in pre and postcolonial Ghana.
Danquah Adu, a Chartered Accountant, would have been 51 in July.
He was a Deputy Women and Children’s Affairs Minister in the John Agyekum Kufuor administration.
Prior to becoming an MP, he was the Executive Director of Automotive Springs (Ghana) Limited, Accra.
He won the recent parliamentary primaries of the NPP in Abuakwa North with 237 votes, beating his contender, Lawyer Kay Amoah, who had 117.
He left behind a wife and two children.
The outgoing Regional Minister was accompanied by some officials of the Regional Coordinating Council, the East Akyem Municipal Assembly and some Regional Executives of the NDC.
From Daniel Bampoe, Old Tafo