The Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has described his predecessor, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur as someone who dutifully served our dear country following his death.
In a Facebook post to mourn the late vice-president, Dr Bawumia said Amissah-Arthur “dutifully served our nation.”
The post read: “I received with shock and sadness the sudden death of my predecessor, His Excellency Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, former Vice President of the Republic. He dutifully served our nation in the high offices of Governor of the Bank of Ghana and Vice President of the Republic.
He was always civil and can be described as a first class gentleman. My condolences to his family, wife, children, the NDC fraternity, and the entire nation. May his gentle soul Rest In Peace.”
Amissah-Arthur died on Friday, 29 June 2018.
Reports indicate that he collapsed at the Airforce Gym on Friday morning during a workout session, and was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Amissah-Arthur was the sixth Vice-President of Ghana, in office from 6 August 2012 until 7 January 2017, under President John Dramani Mahama. Previously, he was Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012.
He was sworn in as Vice-President on 6 August 2012, following vetting by Parliament.
He was nominated by Former President John Dramani Mahama to be vice-president a week after Mahama himself was sworn in. This followed the sudden death of President John Atta Mills on 24 July 2012.