All Ghana flags go half mast for Amissah-Arthur

All Ghana flags go half mast for Amissah-Arthur

- The presidency has ordered for all national flags to fly at half-mast in honour of Kwesi Amissah-Arthur

- A book of condolence has been opened at the Accra International Conference Centre in honour of the late former vice president

- Amissah-Arthur met his death while exercising at the gym

President Akufo-Addo has directed for all flags to fly at half mast in memory of the late former vice president, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur.

This directive, which takes effect from July 4, will run through the next five days plunge Ghana into a state of mourning for the late economist and former governor of the Bank of Ghana.

President Akufo-Addo has also revealed there will be a full state burial for the late vice president as a book of condolence opens at the Accra International Conference Centre and also across all high commissions of Ghana across the world.

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Amissah-Arthur's death came as a shock to Ghanaians especially when accounts from his family show that he was never taken ill.

The late former vice president lost his life while exercising at the Air Force gym in Accra.

Since his passing, there have been controversial accounts of the circumstances leading to his death.

He is reported to have been carried to the 37 Military Hospital in the back of a pick-up truck due to the non-availability of an ambulance.

In fact, the Okyenhene in a social media video recounted how he heard a loud thud at the spot where Amisah-Arthur was exercising.

He revealed that efforts to put pressure on his failing heart were in vain.

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So far, tributes have been pouring in for the late former vice president as the former president, John Mahama - under whose administration Amissah-Arthur served - described him as a 'fine gentleman'.

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