Akufo-Addo sends condolatory message to the family of late Ammisah-Arthur

President Nana Akufo-Addo has sent a heartfelt condolatory message to the family of former vice president of Ghana, Dr. Amissah Arthur who passed on this morning.

In a very sad message posted on his Facebook wall, the president described the former Veep as a longstanding public servant who discharged his duties with dignity.

The first gentleman of Ghana also extended his condolences to the wife, children and family of late Dr. Amissah-Arthur as well as to 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.

The former governor of the Bank of Ghana collapsed after visiting the gym this morning, rushed to 37 military hospital where he passed on.

Below is the full sympathetic message the president posted on his Facebook timeline:

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 longstanding 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, of which the former Vice President was a prominent member. Ghana has lost a fine public servant.

May his soul rest in perfect peace.