Vice president, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, ventured politics as one of the most gentle souls Ghana could ever have. This is a man we barely hear of and even if we do, it is all about his thoughts on Ghana's economic progress. Well, things have changed. Amissah-Arthur ahead of the 2016 elections has transitioned from that reserved politician to a vigorous and energetic politician. Here is a collection of his wildest moments in 2016.
The vice president alighting from the brand new SUV at the Elwak Stadium for an El-wak Keep Fit Club health walk described the Kantaka vehicle as "beautifully made in Ghana".
Vice-president Kwesi Amissah-Arthur says the recent lecture on the state of Ghana’s economy by the NPP’s running mate Dr Mahamudu Bawumia are “lies”. According to Amissah-Arthur, who is a former governor of the Bank of Ghana like Bawumia, the claims by NPP that Ghana was headed for HIPC are all falsehood.
Ghanaians mocked Kwesi Amissah-Arthur for donating a ram and two bags of rice to the Wa Methodist School for the Blind. According to them, it was stingy of him to have gone all the way to Wa to donate only a ram and two bags of rice.
Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur fired a salvo at the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, saying that he has no record of performance to speak of.
Angry constituents of the Akuapem North Constituency in the Eastern Region heckled at him during his grand durbar ahead of the Odwira festival. The spontaneous “We want change” mantra of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was led by the Loyal Ladies of the NPP, a group within the party’s youth wing, and a cross-section of Larteh citizens.
No one ever thought the vice president had the power to pull a crowd, but he sure did during a campaign rally in the Northern region has called on the youth of Damango to vote massively for President John Dramani Mahama for continuity.
At the 42nd general council meeting of the Church of Pentecost in the Central Region, the vice president warned Christians to condemn wrongdoings in the country in line with their Christian principles as taught by the Bible.