January 4th marks exactly 52 years Ghana lost a prominent leader in the person of Nana Joseph Kwame Kyeretwie Boakye Danquah, popularly known as J.B. Danquah.
To appreciate his enormous contribution towards Ghana’s independence, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Mr. Bernard Antwi Boasiako, has paid a glowing tribute to him by describing him as “Ghana’s political prophet”.
The NPP’s Ashanti Regional Chairman Saturday joined President Nana Akufo-Addo at Kyebi in a wreath laying ceremony to celebrate the late leader whose contributions changed the political direction from Gold Coast to Ghana.
Speaking to Peacefmonline.com after the ceremony, Mr. Bernard Antwi Boasiako who has earned an alias in the political circles as Chairman Wontumi, noted that J.B Danquah was a visionary leader whose commitment towards the struggle for Ghana’s independence set him apart from his peers.
“J.B. Danquah was a prophet. In an era when the nation had fewer courageous men to fight for independence, he led his peers to towards our liberation. He made it happen because he had the foresight and love for this dear nation of ours. His love for this nation made him the doyen of Gold Coast politics and that history would forever be there”, Chairman Wontumi said.
President Nana Akufo-Addo also remembered the former leader by remarking that the principles of J.B. Danquah would serve as a guide for Ghanaians to follow.
“We can never thank you enough for your sacrifice. We will continue to make sure that those principles guide us in providing strength for what we do…It is as a result of your service that we are called Ghana today. We will never ever forget you.”
“He never held office, and yet the work you have done has gone beyond the work of those who have held offices. They called you the light of the founders and you are indeed the light of our nation. So we came here today to let you know how much we value your work and your life.”
“The Ghanaian people have embraced your teachings and opted to live in the conditions of freedom…To live under the rule of law, to live under constitutional government and project what you believed was noble in the Ghanaian character”.