Matilda Amissah-Arthur was right with her tribute ‘rant’ – Lawrence Tetteh

Matilda Amissah-Arthur was right with her tribute ‘rant’ – Lawrence Tetteh

- The former Second Lady, Matilda Amissah-Arthur had criticized Ghanaians for being hypocrites

- She was reading her tribute at the just ended funeral ceremony of her late husband, Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur

- While some people believe the time and occasion for her outburst was wrong, Dr. Lawrence Tetteh believes she did not err

The founder and president of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach, Dr. Lawrence Tetteh, has defended the outburst of Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur at her late husband’s funeral.

The former second lady read an emotional tribute at the funeral service of her late husband in a ‘hard way’ which has Ghanaians talking.

Taking her turn to read her tribute, the former second lady expressed shock over the number of people who had spoken highly of the former president.

Matilda Amissah-Arthur with her late husband. Photo credit:
Matilda Amissah-Arthur with her late husband. Photo credit:

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To her, that was mere hypocricy because those people were those maligning and accusation her late husband when he was alive.

Mrs. Matilda Arthur took exception to the ‘fake’ love being shown by those people, and she did not fail to address that in her tribute.

Over the last few weeks, I have been amazed at the number of people who have come to show appreciation and I ask myself: ‘Is this Ghana?’ Are all these people in Ghana because of the maligning, the lies, the treachery, the wickedness, the mischievousness?

“I ask myself: Is this Ghana? I ask myself is this my own husband that you have come to say tribute to? And today, I ask the same question: Did people really know my husband? Did they take time to know him? The false accusations, the lies the maligning, did they know him? My dearest, me, your children, we knew you,” part of Mrs. Amissah-Arthur’s tribute reads.

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Her subtle jab appeared to share the sentiments of her family who felt their son Kwesi Amissah-Arthur was disregarded by a section of Ghanaians, especially, politicians despite his decade’s worth of service to Ghana and the NDC party.

Her tribute has since been met with mix reactions with many describing it as very harsh considering the occasion and the personalities who were in attendance to mourn the selfless statesman.

But Dr. Lawrence Tetteh has said the former second lady did not err in her tribute considering the contradictory attitude Ghanaians exhibit towards the living and the dead.

Justifying her heated posture, he noted that Ghanaians are fond of spewing lies and criticizing one another but in times of mourning the narrative takes a different turn.

“In the culture of Ghana, people’s credibility, people’s testimony people’s hard won reputation are undermined because of this day and age of social media and radio but we should also come to that place where we can appreciate people and give them living testimonies while they are still alive.”

“As a matter of fact, you can see the outburst of his wife this morning, and she was genuine. If you look at all the negatives that have been said about this man and now people are sitting back now giving tributes, it’s sad. We should learn to give people tribute while they are still alive,” Lawrence Tetteh said.

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The former Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, died on 29 June after collapsing during a workout session at the Airforce Gym, at age sixty-seven.

He was laid to rest at the military cemetery in Accra following a memorial service at the Accra International Conference Centre.

Meanwhile, the government of Ghana has decided to re-name Moree Senior High School in the Central Region after the late former Vice-President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur.

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