President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commissioned a memorial centre in memory of late educationist Dr. Joseph Boakye Danquah.
At a ceremony in Kyebi to officially open the memorial centre, the president urged Ghanaians to be inspired by his contributions and influence in the country’s history.
The centre, which comprises a fully furnished ICT centre and a library, is yet to be stocked with a wide array of books and scholarly articles written by and about the late statesman.
The J.B Danquah Memorial Centre was built with support from the Huawei Group, a Chinese ICT company, and it is expected to promote the learning of the history of the late scholar and the country as a whole.
President Akufo-Addo noted that there is more to the life of the late educationist than is made available to the public.
“This memorial centre will provide not only children but also adults a better insight into the birth of Dr. J.B Danquah’s achievement; many assume they know all there is to know about him, but this centre will show that there is still a lot to learn about him.”
He urged the youth of Kyebi to take advantage of the facilities and learn all they can about the illustrious son of Ghana and to follow after his exemplary life and love for the homeland.
The late Nana Joseph Kwame Kyeretwie Boakye Danquah, who is popularly known as the ‘Doyen of Gold Coast politics’, was a Ghanaian freedom fighter, Pan-Africanist, Statesman, prolific scholar, historian, poet, journalist and a member of Ghana`s famous ‘Big Six’.