- Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has mourned the death of his predecessor Amissah-Arthur
- He took to his social media handle to eulogize the former vice president
The vice president of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has reacted to the unfortunate passing of the immediate past vice president, Mr. Paa Kswesi Amissah-Arthur who was confirmed dead at the 37 Military Hospital.
The vice president took to his Facebook post to eulogize his 'fighting partner' in the run up to the 2016 General Elections.
His post on Facebook read, “I received with shock and sadness the sudden death of my predecessor, His Excellency Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, former Vice President of the Republic.
He dutifully served our nation in the high offices of Governor of the Bank of Ghana and Vice President of the Republic.
He was always civil and can be described as a first class gentleman.
My condolences to his family, wife, children, the NDC fraternity, and the entire nation.
May his gentle soul Rest In Peace.”
Former vice president Amissah-Arthur and His Excellency Dr. Bawumia faced off on many economic issues and were noted to have both served in high-standing capacities at the Bank of Ghana.
Tributes have come in from all over the country from people from all walks of life. notable among the tributes are the ones from President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and former president Mahama.
Reports indicated that Mr. Amissah-Arthur 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 big wigs stormed the health facility to get more information about the sad development.
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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