Amissah-Arthur’s funeral rites in 12 sad photos

Amissah-Arthur’s funeral rites in 12 sad photos

Many Ghanaians, both home and abroad, were thrown into a state of shock when the sad news of the untimely demise of former Vice President of Ghana, Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur was announced last month.

Some members of the general public, especially members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), were blown away when rumors first started on various social media platforms.

However, it later turned out to be true after doctors at the 37 Military hospital confirmed the heart-wrenching news.

Amissah-Arthur’s funeral rites in pictures

The remains of the late Vice President arriving at the AICC (Photo credit: Ghanaweb.com)

The Vice President who was not sick reportedly collapsed during a routine workout session at the Airforce Gym on June 29, and was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital where he was later pronounced died.

Amissah-Arthur’s funeral rites in 10 sad photos

Some members of the public lined up to pay their last respect to the Vice President (Photo credit: Yen.com.gh)

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Amissah-Arthur’s funeral rites in pictures

The late Vice President being led by motorcade (Photo credit: Ghanaweb.com)

The final funeral and burial proceedings, which begun today, is being held at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC),, where his remains have been laid in state for public viewing.

Amissah-Arthur’s funeral rites in 10 sad photos

Some top ranking members of the NDC arriving at the conference center (Photo credit: Yen.com.gh)

A number of dignitaries both home and abroad have arrived to bid their final farewell to the late Ghanaian leader.

Amissah-Arthur’s funeral rites in pictures

Amissah-Arthur’s remains being ushered into the conference hall (Photo credit: Ghanaweb.com)

Some top Ghanaian personalities across the political divide are also playing various roles to pay their last respect to the late Vice President as he embarks his final journey back home.

Amissah-Arthur’s funeral rites in 10 sad photos

Some NDC members arriving at the conference center to mourn their late leader (Photo Credit: Yen.com.gh)

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Amissah-Arthur’s funeral rites in pictures

The late Vice President collapsed at the Airforce Gym in Accra during workout (Photo credit: Ghanaweb.com)

Meanwhile, the Ghana Police Service has announced the temporary closure of some roads in the capital today and tomorrow.

Amissah-Arthur’s funeral rites in pictures

Amissah-Arthur was pronounced dead at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra (Photo credit: Ghanaweb.com)

Some of the affected roads include, the Osu Cemetery Traffic Light, on the Lokko Street, Castle Road, from AU circle to Osu Cemetery Traffic Light.

Amissah-Arthur’s funeral rites in pictures

The late Amissah-Arthur will be laid to final rest at the Military cemetery in Accra (Photo credit: Ghanaweb.com)

A statement from the Police Service said, “unmarked vehicles would not be permitted to park or drive through these roads.”

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Amissah-Arthur’s funeral rites in 10 sad photos

Some dignitaries at the Accra International Conference Center (Yen.com.gh)

The late Amissah-Arthur will be laid to final rest on tomorrow, Friday 27, at the Military Cemetery in Accra.

Amissah-Arthur’s funeral rites in pictures

Some family members mourning the late Vice President (Photo credit: Ghanaweb.com)

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Amissah-Arthur’s funeral rites in pictures

Some dignitaries consoling the bereaved family (Photo credit: Ghanaweb.com)

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