Amissah-Arthur to be buried on July 27

Amissah-Arthur to be buried on July 27

The mortal remains of the late former vice president, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur will laid to rest on July 27. His final funeral rites will be held at the Forecourt of the State House in Accra on the same day.

This was announced at one-week observance held at the Accra Ridge Church on Friday July 6.

The solemn event was attended leading politicians from across the political divide.

Among them were Former President J.J. Rawlings and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

Amissah-Arthur to be buried on July 27

Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur (Photo source: Getty Images)

Mr Amissah-Arthur, as reported by, died at the 37 Military in the early hours of Friday, June 29.

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He had been rushed to the hospital after collapsing at the Airforce gym while training.

The sixth vice president of Ghana's Fourth Republic, Amissah-Arthur served under John Mahama's administration.

He was 67 years old.

Before becoming vice president in August 2012, Mr. Amissah-Arthur was Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012.

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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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He later became Vice-President of Ghana following the death of Atta Mills.

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