The final funeral rites for the late Vice-President of Ghana has begun today Thursday 26th July, 2018 at the foyer of the Accra International Conference Center.
The Late Amissah-Arthur served as the 5th Vice President of Ghana’s 4th republic under the John Mahama led administration from July 2012 to January 2017. Before his political appointment, the economist/academician/consultant served as the Governor of the Bank of Ghana from October 2009 to August 2012. He collapsed at the Airforce Gym in Accra during an early morning workout and later lost his life at the 37 Military Hospital, aged 67.
Filing past has already begun as the mortal remains of the late Vice President has been laid in State at the foyer of AICC. Dignitaries including past and present Ministers of State, Members of Parliament, family, friends and past and present government officials are expected to file past his mortal remains from 8am to 6pm.
On Friday 27th July 2018, burial service for the late Amissah-Arthur will be held in the auditorium of the Accra International Conference Center from 09:00GMT to 12:00GMT after which his internment will take place at the Military Cemetery, Burma Camp.
After the burial service, his mortal remains will be driven through some principal streets of Accra. Hence, the Police Command for Greater Accra has announced that the following streets will be closed to general traffic from Thursday 26th to Friday 27th July, 2018. The streets include Osu Cemetery Traffic light on the Lokko Street and the Castle road from the AU Circle to the Osu Cemetery Traffic light. Alternative routes have been provided for motorist.
The Late Amissah-Arthur is survived by a wife, an octogenarian mother and two children.
Please ponder over these words;
“Death has been with humanity for ages, but funny enough, we have never gotten used to death. When we loose a loved one, it is like a part of us has been taken away. So if you want to love anyone, love them now, not when they are gone. Because when they die, you will wish they were around.”
Rest in Perfect Peace Mr. Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur.