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A special burial service is underway at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) for the final burial rites for the late former vice president, Paa Kwesi Amisah Arthur.
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.
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The former 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.
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.
Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur was the former vice president of Ghana under the erstwhile Mahama administration. Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur was born on 29 April 1951.
He is a Ghanaian economist, academic and politician who was the sixth Vice-President of Ghana, in office from 6 August 2012 until 7 January 2017, under President John Dramani Mahama.
He was sworn in as Vice-President on 6 August 2012, following vetting by the Parliament of Ghana.
He was nominated by President John Dramani Mahama to be the vice-president a week after Mahama himself was sworn in. This followed the sudden death of John Atta Mills on 24 July 2012.
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