Politicians across the various divides, Business moguls,civil servants, friends and family and the young and old on Thursday filed past the mortal remains of the late ex vice president Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur to pay their last respect. It was solemn at the Accra International Conference Center Thursday morning when the body of the late ex vice president arrived.
Amissah-Arthur died on June 29, 2018, after he collapsed at the Airforce Gym in Accra during a workout session.
The former statesman whose unfortunate demise remains a shock to many was an astute member of the National Democratic Congress.
Several dignitaries from the various political divides trooped to the AICC to pay their last respect when getting their final glimpse of a dear colleague and friend.
Clad in black and red clothes, family members and loved ones of the former Veep filed past his mortal remains one after the other, their faces somber.
Before becoming Vice President in August 2012, he was Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012. He held that position until August 6, 2012, when he became Vice-President of Ghana following the death of Atta Mills.
From 1983 to 1986, Amissah-Arthur served as a special assistant to the Secretary of Finance and Economic Planning, 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.
From April 1993, he continued as the Deputy Minister for Finance under the Fourth Republic’s first government until March 1997.
A burial service will be held at the forecourt of the State House the following day, Friday, July 27, 2018.
He is expected to be buried at the military cemetery in Accra.
A memorial service will also be held at the Calvary Methodist Church, Adabraka in Accra on Sunday, July 29, 2018, from 7:30 am to 9:00 am.