The mortal remains of the late former Vice President, Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur has been laid in state as he begins his final journey to eternity.
As reported earlier by YEN.om.gh, the late former vice president will be buried on Friday, July 27, after a burial service at the Forecourt of the State House.
While many things have been said about Amissah-Arthur since his death, not much has been revealed about his life before he a vice president.
YEN.com.gh brings you all the fun facts you missed about Amissah-Arthur alongside some intriguing throwback photos.
The late former vice president attended Mfantsipim School in Cape Coast where he obtained his GCE Ordinary Level in 1969 and the GCE Advanced Level in 1971, before advancing to the University of Ghana.
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After completing his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Economics in 1974 and in 1976, respectively, he started his professional career as teacher.
He joined the Economics Department at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research as a teaching assistant from 1977 to 1978, going on to become an assistant lecturer in 1979.
He lectured at the Department of Economics at the University of Ghana between 1980 and 1988.
He was also a lecturer at the Department of Economics, Anambra State College of Education, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria (August 1981 – July 1983).
He was a member of the PNDC government and later served as a Deputy Minister of Finance from 1993 to 1997 under Rawlings' first tenure as a president.
Amissah-Arthur was married to Matilda Manye Amissah-Arthur, a librarian with whom he has two children.
He was a Christian and was known to worship at the Calvary Methodist Church at Adabraka in Accra.
He was 67 years old.
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