The President of the republic of Ghana has expressed his condolence over the shocking death of former Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur.
The shocking news of his death came as a blow to Ghanaians who did not expect his sudden death.
Reports indicated that he collapsed at Airforce Gym on Friday morning during a workout session, and was rushed to the 37 Military hospital where he passed out.
The President of Ghana however has expressed his great sadness of the death of erstwhile Vice President Kwesi Amissah Arthur.
He posted on his twitter page “I have learnt with shock and great sadness the sudden death of the former Vice President of the Republic, His Excellency Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur. He has been a long standing public servant, who discharged his duties with dignity. The news of his death is unfortunate since he appeared to have a lot to contribute to the public life of our country”.
“My thoughts and sympathies are with his wife, children and family. I extend my deepest condolences to them, and also to the former President of the Republic, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, and to the National Democratic Congress (NDC), of which the former Vice President was a prominent member. Ghana has lost a fine public servant “, he added.
Amissah-Arthur served as a special assistant to the Secretary of Finance and Economic Planning from 1983 to 1986,Kwesi Botchwey under the Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC) government.He also served as the Deputy Secretary for Finance in the PNDC government from February 1986 to March 1993.
Before becoming the Vice President in August 2012, he was Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012.
From April 1993, he continued as the Deputy Minister for Finance in the under the Fourth Republic’s first government until March 1997.Mr. Amissah-Arthur was appointed as Governor of the Bank of Ghana in October 2009 by then-President John Atta Mills.
He held that position until August 6 2012, when he became Vice-President of Ghana following the death of Atta Mills.
STORY BY: Patience Obosu/pinkfmonlinegh.com