- The family of the late Vice President, Amissah-Arthur have announced his final funeral rites
- The late Vice President under the NDC will be laid to final rest in the Greater Accra Region
The final funeral rites of the late former Vice President, Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, have been announced by his family.
Mr. Amissah-Arthur will be laid in state on Thursday, 26th July 2018 from 8:00am to 6:00pm.
This will be followed by a burial service which will be held at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC), on Friday, July 27, 2018.
The interment for Mr. Amissah-Arthur will however be by a special invitation, of which a thanksgiving service is expected to be held on Sunday July 29, 2018 at the Calvary Methodist Church in Accra.
The former Vice President, under the erstwhile Mahama administration collapsed at the Ghana Air Force Gym center in Accra, where he was pronounced died at the 37 Military Hospital on Friday morning at age 67
Born on April 29, 1951, Mr Bekoe Amissah-Arthur was an economist, academic and later became a politician.
He was the sixth Vice President of Ghana. He held office from August 6, 2012, until January 7, 2017, under President John Dramani Mahama.
He was also the Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012.
Mr Amissah-Arthur was sworn into office as Vice-President on August 6, 2012 after he was nominated by President John Dramani Mahama a week after he had been sworn in as President of the Republic following the sudden death of President John Evans Atta Mills on July 24, 2012.
Mr Amissah-Arthur was a research assistant at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research between 1974 and 1975.
He later, joined the Economics Department as a teaching assistant from 1977 to 1978, moving on to become an assistant lecturer in 1979.
He also lectured at the Department of Economics at the University of Ghana between 1980 and 1988; and again at the Department of Economics, Anambra State College of Education, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria (August 1981 – July 1983).
He worked as a consultant for the World Bank in The Gambia and as a consultant for the Netherlands’ government education project in Ghana.
Mr Amissah-Arthur also worked as Senior Economist for the Sigma One Corporation in Ghana between 1998 and 2000, and between 2001 and 2002, he was on assignment for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.
Mr Amissah-Arthur was married to Matilda Amissah-Arthur with whom he had two children. He was a Christian and member of the Calvary Methodist Church at Adabraka in Accra.
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