- The body of Amissah Arthur has been laid to rest
- The police have blocked some major roads in Accra for the funeral celebration
- Amissah Arthur died during a gym session
The late former vice president of Ghana, Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur, has been laid to rest at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).
The event has attracted top echelons from the country's political landscape converge at the AICC to pay their final respects to the late vice president.
So frormer president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, has shared his fond memories of the late vice president, Amissah Arthur ahead of his burial on July 27th.
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In a tweet, the former president expressed how the entire nation will be coming together to grieve the loss of the former president.
“Today, all of us- family, party comrades, well-wishers and the nation- are united in grief at his passing," he revealed.
Earlier, John Mahama sent an open tribute to his predecessor - John Evans Atta Mills - stating how much he missed his presence.
Meanwhile, the Accra police command has served notice to block some major roads in the capital of Accra ahead of the two-day final funeral rites for the late vice president, Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur.
In a public statement, the police state that these major roads will be:
1. Osu Cemetary Traffic Light
2. The Lokko Street
3. The Castle Road
4. AU Circle to Osu Cemetary Traffic Light.
According to the police, these major streets will remain closed from Thursday, 26th July to Friday, July 27. Also, all unmarked vehicles and those without the needed documents will not be allowed to park or drive along these routes.
Following the roadblocks, the police command has ensured drivers from
the Lokko Street towards the Castle road to consider using the Ajumaku and Oxford Streets. Also, vehicular movement from the AU Circle towards the Castle road shall be diverted unto the Abdul Diouf and King Hassan roads.
The funeral service for the late vice president will see him buried on Friday, 27 July at the Military Cemetery, Accra. Before that, his remains will be laid in state at the foyer of the Accra International Conference Centre for filing past by the general public on Thursday, 26 July.
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