Honourable Barbara Ayisi Asher Deputy Minister of Education has expressed her condolences to the family of the late Vice President Mr. Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur.
The Minister who doubles as MP for Cape Coast North Constituency disclosed on the ‘Omanbapa Kasa’ morning show on Pink FM, during the one week celebration of the late Former Vice President that, he was a humble leader.
Hon. Asher further described the personality of Amissah Arthur as someone who was very reserved. He became a role model and depicted the sense of humility as expected of every leader.
He left behind a good legacy, and he was an example of a leader everyone would like to emulate, she added.
When asked on the issue of the absence of an ambulance at the time the late Former Vice President collapsed, she had this to say ‘’I am not too sure that, genuinely there wasn’t any ambulance to carry the Vice President, but if that is the case, then it’s unfortunate’’.
A committee has been set to put plans in place towards the one week celebration and the state burial of the late Vice President. The memorial service is scheduled at 3pm on July 6, at the Ridge Church in Accra.
His Excellency the Late Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah- Arthur was reported to have fainted at the Air Force Gym on June 29, and was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital where he passed on.
The late Former Vice President was born on the 29th of April, 1951.
He was the Governor for the Bank of Ghana from the year 2009 to 2012, when he was chosen by the then President of Ghana, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama and was sworn in as the Vice President of the Republic on August 2012.
He left behind his wife, the Former Second Lady of the Republic, Mrs. Matilda Amissah Arthur and two children.