- Amissah Arthur's family has kicked against the sale of 'fake funeral materials' on the market
- Brother of the late vice president says he would have rejected the use of a branded funeral outfit should he be alive
- Amissah Arthur will be laid to rest on July 26th
Bereaved family of the late former vice president, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, has called against the sale of some "fake funeral materials" printed in the name of the deceased vice president.
The family says it has nothing to do with these materials and that an official funeral cloth is yet to be announced or confirmed by them.
In a statement issued by the brother of the late vice president, Jabesh Amissah-Arthur, Ghanaians who want to mourn with the family will not have to do so in the fake material.
“We are not expecting the general public to mourn with us in that particular cloth nor in any other specially designed funeral cloth,” the statement said.
The brother of the deceased vice president argued that he will never have approved of such expensive clothes especially when these monies could have been diverted to helping underprivileged children with education.
“He (Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur) was always of the view that resources, no matter how little, could be put to more profitable causes such as the education of children,” Jabesh wrote.
The late 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.
Born on April 29, 1951, 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.
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