President Akufo-Addo and Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin unveiling the plague of the honoraries whilst being assisted by the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana
President Akufo-Addo graced a ceremony which was organised by the Presbyterian Church to honour the late Joseph Boakye Danquah (JB) and five others at Kyebi in the Eastern Region.
Others honoured were Yaw Boakye Dankwa, Susanna Akosua Buor Gyankoroma, Thomas Yao Kani, Evang. William Ofori-Attah, Very Rev. K. Sintim Misa and Rev. Rose Akua Ampofo.
The posthumous honour was in recognition of the deceased for their invaluable contribution towards the establishment and growth of the Akyem Abuakwa Presbytery and the Presbyterian Church of Ghana as a whole.
Speaking during the event, President Akufo-Addo expressed delight about the decision to honour the seven persons whom he described as his ancestors.
He acknowledged their “immense and strong” contribution to the improvement of the Presbyterian mission in Kyebi and the country at large.
“Let us emulate the work of our seven honoraries by loving one another, giving cheerfully to those in need and above all, gracing the word of our Lord,” he said.
He congratulated the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church for the decision to establish the Yaw Boakye Dankwa Museum, describing the gesture as fitting and long overdue.
The President pledged a GH¢50,000 donation towards a fund the church is initiating.
Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, the Okyenehene also entreated the people of Akyem Abuakwa to adopt Christianity for salvation.
“As we gather here to celebrate gallant men in Akyem Abuakwa, there is one common thing found in them, that is the belief of service,” Okyenehene stated.
BY Daniel Bampoe