- Former President Mahama mourns the passing of Amissah-Arthur
- He took to his social media account to express hos shock over the sad news
The former president of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, has reacted with shock over the passing of the immediate past vice president, Mr. Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, who was confirmed dead at the 37 Military Hospital.
John Mahama took to his official Facebook page to mourn the unfortunate passing of his second in command during his time as president.
His post on Facebook read, “Shocking! No! PK was only last Saturday actively involved in our party’s constituency elections in the Central Region. Very sad Friday!”
Former President Mahama who was utterly shocked by the news of Mr. Amissah-Arthur’s passing, revealed that the former BoG governor was involved in the NDC’s constituency election less than a week ago.
Reports indicated that the former statesman was rushed to the 37 Military hospital after he collapsed at the Air force Gym on Friday, June 29.
The former Veep was confirmed dead at the health facility and it has sparked nationwide grief with many people taking to social media to commiserate with the bereaved family.
When the news went round of his passing, some family members and party bigwigs stormed the health facility to get more information about the sad development.
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Before becoming vice president in August 2012, Mr. Amissah-Arthur was Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012.
From 1983 to 1986, he served as a special assistant to the Secretary of Finance and Economic Planning, Kwesi Botchwey under the Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC) government.
He also served as the Deputy Secretary for Finance in the PNDC government from February 1986 to March 1993.
From April 1993, he continued as the Deputy Minister for Finance in the under the Fourth Republic’s first government until March 1997.
Mr. Amissah-Arthur was appointed as Governor of the Bank of Ghana in October 2009 by then-President John Atta Mills.
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