- The funeral and state burial ceremony for former vice president Papa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur will begin Thursday morning at the AICC
- Mourners will file past his body to pay their last respects at the foyer of the AICC
- The interment for Mr. Amissah-Arthur will be strictly by invitation on Saturday at the military cemetery in Osu
All is almost set for the final burial and funeral rites for Ghana’s former vice president, Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah Arthur.
The funeral rites of the former vice president will be held at the forecourt of the State House and the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) on Friday, July 27, 2018.
This will be followed by his final burial rites, which will see his remains laid to rest at the military cemetery at Osu in Accra.
The body of the former Bank of Ghana Governor will also be laid in state at the foyer of the Accra International Conference Center(AICC) on Thursday, July 27, 2018.
Between 0800 hours to 1800 hours, mourners will file past his body to pay their last respects. The family of the late Vice President have warned against the use of cameras during this stage of the ceremony.
On Friday, July 27, a burial service will be held in the auditorium of the AICC between 0900 hours and midday. Additional seating would be available at the forecourt of State House and the service would be streamed live.
The funeral rites of the late former vice president will be concluded on Sunday, July 29, 2018, with a thanksgiving service at the Calvary Methodist Church at Adabraka in Accra.
The late Amissah-Arthur died three weeks ago after he reportedly collapsed at the Airforce Gym during a workout session.
He was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital after falling unconscious but was pronounced dead upon arrival.
He previously served as Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012, before becoming Vice President to former president John Mahama in August 2012.
The late Amissah-Arthur also served as the Deputy Secretary for Finance in the PNDC government from February 1986 to March 1993.
He died aged 67.
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