Matilda Amissah-Arthur, widow of the late former Vice-President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, has expressed shock over the wonderful tributes given about her deceased husband by some people she claimed vilified and maligned him when he was alive.
In her tribute at the final funeral rites ceremony at the Accra International Conference Centre on Friday, 27 July, Mrs Amissah-Artur said: “Over the last few weeks, I have been amazed at the number of people who have come to show appreciation and I ask myself: ‘Is this Ghana?’ Are all these people in Ghana because of the maligning, the lies, the treachery, the wickedness, the mischievousness?
“I ask myself: Is this Ghana? I ask myself is this my own husband that you have come to say tribute to? And today, I ask the same question: Did people really know my husband? Did they take time to know him? The false accusations, the lies the maligning, did they know him? My dearest, me, your children, we know you.”
Meanwhile, the government of Ghana has decided to re-name Moree Senior High School in the Central Region after the late former Vice-President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur.
“In consultation with his family, His Excellency the president and the government, have decided to rename Moree Senior High School to Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur Senior High School in honour of the late vice-president”, Dr Bawumia said at the pre-burial ceremony at the Accra International Conference Centre on Friday, 27 July.
The vice-president described his late predecessor as a “man who couldn’t hurt a fly”.