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The former Member of Parliament for Tano South Constituency, Dr Hannah Louisa Bissiw, grieves over the demise of the Former Vice President Mr Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur.

“We didn’t hear good news this early morning, Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur is dead, I’m so shocked, if I tell you it doesn’t pain me, then I will be lying”, she sobbed.

In an interview with Pink FM’s morning show host, Kofi Asamoah Aning, the former MP eulogized him, saying Amissah Arthur depicted a character of greatness and humbleness.

According to the MP, she met him for the first time during the NDC campaign in her constituency and since then, they have remained good friends till now. “He had a good character, we became friends right from there. We discussed issues including personal issues. We went on trips together with his wife. He had a great personality, he had a humble spirit. You wouldn’t know if he is Veep, we could talk about everything”, she disclosed.

“I called his phone this morning but he didn’t pick, not knowing he is already gone. We have lost a great person and I have really cried this morning. I still haven’t accepted Prof Atta Mills’ death to talk of this one. He fought a good fight.  If tears could bring him back, I wish mine would bring him back. I didn’t dream about this, Rest in peace Amissah Arthur’’, She sobbed on the phone.  Dr. Bissiw further thanked Mr. Amissah Arthur for all his great work at the Bank of Ghana, for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Ghana as a whole.


She extended her condolence to the bereaved family, the wife he has left behind, his children and grandchildren.



Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur is said to have collapsed at the Air Force Gym in Accra this morning during a workout. He was later rushed to the 37 Military Hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was the Vice President under the President John Dramani Mahama Adminstration. Amissah Arthur previously served as the Governor for the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012. President Akufo-Addo has expressed his shock over his sudden passing and described him as a “fine public servant”.

Tributes from friends near and far have since been pouring in.

Source: Elizabeth Adomah/ Bernice Amoakoah/