The symposium is part of activities scheduled to mark 50 years of the passing of Dr. Joseph Boakye Danquah, one of those who fought for Ghana’s independence, but died tragically in detention, without trial, at the Nsawam Medium Security Prisons on February 4, 1965.
The programme will be held between 4pm and 8pm, at the Accra International Conference Centre in honour of Dr. J.B. Danquah. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will deliver a speech on the theme: “Danquah – The Unfinished Agenda.”
The event will be chaired by Prof. Mike Oquaye, former 2nd Deputy Speaker of Parliament.
Other speakers include Prof. S.K.B. Asante, who will speak on “Dr. Danquah’s sacrifice and service to Mother Ghana” and C.K. Tedam, who will address the gathering on “Dr. Danquah and the Northern People’s Party.”
According to a press release which contained the information, “the final event for the day will be a procession of family, friends and well-wishers from the Maronite Church to the Danquah Circle, in Osu.”