The Murder of the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, Joseph Boakye Danquah has left Ghanaians in a mourning state since the incident. The parliament of course are not left out in the mourning and therefore adjourns sitting today in honour of the dead MP. The minority leader of the parliament, Osei Kyei Bonsu, had moved a motion for the adjournment of the sitting to the Speaker who agreed to it considering the weight of the loss of one of their members.
We must bond together and go and visit the family and the crime scene. The house is not in the right mood to do business.”, said the speaker
The MP for Aswanse constituency who is the Majority Chief said he was totally shocked on hearing the news about his murder early in the morning. He also seconded to the motion moved by Osei Bonsu.
I screamed to the hearing of my entire household when I heard about the death on the six am news. We have truly lost a friend and a colleague. I truly support the call by the Minority Leader for us to end proceedings so we can go and sympathize with the bereaved family.” he said.
The murderer who caused the death of the MP is yet to be discovered. But the police are working tirelessly to see that the death of the MP is avenged. The late was reported dead in the early hours of today. He was stabbed to death by unknown assailants at his residence at Shiashie in Accra. However, the police are said to have arrested five people whom are believed to be connected to the murder.
The late MP was the Deputy Minister for Women and Children’s Affairs under the former Kufuor administration, and won the Abuakwa North seat in the Eastern Region in the December 2012 elections after defeating the National Democratic Congress’ Victor Smith. He is survived by his wife and two children.