Accra, June 29, GNA – Tributes have begun pouring in for former Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, who died in Accra, early Friday morning.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo expressed shock and sadness and said “Ghana has lost a fine public servant”.
“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,” the President said in statement.
The 67 year old economist, academician and politician, was reported to have collapsed at the Air Force Mess Gymnasium, where he was exercising, rushed to the 37 Military Hospital, and pronounced dead.
President Akufo-Addo said his thoughts and sympathies were 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.
“May his soul rest in perfect peace,” the President added.
Mr. Amissah-Arthur was Ghana’s sixth Vice President and served in office from August 06, 2012, to January 07, 2017.
He had also at different points in time, served as Deputy Finance Minister, and Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BOG)
He is survived by a wife, Matilda and two children – Kwesi Nyan Amissah-Arthur and Araba Amissah-Arthur.
His death brings to three, the number of former Vice Presidents’ the nation had lost in the Fourth Republic.