Late Amissah-Arthur’s Family Wants Privacy To Mourn
The family of the late former vice president, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has appealed for privacy as it mourns the death of Mr. Amissah-Arthur .
A statement signed by the spokesperson of the family and brother of K.B. Amissah-Arthur said while it appreciates the love and support extended to the family by the public, it wishes to be kept out of media spotlight.
The statement said funeral arrangements would be announced in due course.
Read the statement below:
SUDDEN DEMISE OF FORMER VICE PRESIDENT
With deep regrets, we announce the sudden demise of the immediate past Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency K. B. Amissah-Arthur, in Accra this morning.
The family is grateful for the outpouring of love and support in this moment of grief. In due course, the family would keep the public informed of the funeral arrangements.
Respectfully, we wish to request that the media gives the family some privacy in these very difficult times.
for : The family
Former Vice President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur died on Friday morning at age 67.
An aide to the late Kwesi Amissah-Arthur who confirmed the death to Citi News said Amissah-Arthur collapsed at Airforce Gym on during a workout session and was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital.
Before becoming Veep in August 2012, he was Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012.
From 1983 to 1986, Amissah-Arthur served as a special assistant to the Secretary of Finance and Economic Planning, Kwesi Botchwey under the Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC) government.
He also served as the Deputy Secretary for Finance in the PNDC government from February 1986 to March 1993.
From April 1993, he continued as the Deputy Minister for Finance in the under the Fourth Republic's first government until March 1997.
Mr. Amissah-Arthur, 67, was appointed as Governor of the Bank of Ghana in October 2009 by then-President John Atta Mills.
He held that position until August 6, 2012, when he became Vice-President of Ghana following the death of Atta Mills.
He was survived by a wife and two children.
President Nana Akufo-Addo
Many Ghanaians including former President John Mahama and President Akufo-Addo have expressed their condolences to the family of Mr. Amissah-Arthur while paying glowing tribute to the later, former Vice President.