J.B Danquah was one of the most extraordinary Ghanaians ever - Nana Addo

The President said the long-awaited J.B. Danquah Memorial Centre "will provide not only children but also adults, a better insight into Dr. Danquah's achievements".

President Akufo-Addo

He said J.B Danqauh, a member of the Big Six, influence and contributions in Ghana will never be forgotten.

President Akufo-Addo made these remarks at the inauguration of newly-built J.B. Danquah Memorial Centre at Kyebi in the Eastern Region.

Touching on some of the feats of Danquah, he said: "He gave our country its name Ghana after years of research into the history and tradition of the people of Gold Coast. He fought first for the union of the geographical entity we now call Ghana and then he fought for Ghana to be established as a free independent state. Finally, he fought to defend the liberties of the Ghanaian people by insisting on a democratic system of government under the rule of law as the best form of government for independent Ghana".


"This centre which comprises a fully furnished ICT centre and a library, yet to be stocked with a wide array of books and scholarly articles written by and about him, will show that there is still a lot to learn about him," the President stressed.

President Akufo-Addo registered his thanks to the Chinese government for their continuing solidarity to his government and the nation as a whole for supporting the building of the Centre and to the Chinese company, Huawei, for financing the exceptional facility in memory and honour of Joseph Boakye Danquah.


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