Leadership of Parliament visits Amissah-Arthur’s family


Leadership of Parliament led by the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye, has paid a visit to the family of the former Vice President, Paa Kwasi Amissah-Arthur following a shocking news of his demise on Friday 29 at the 37 Military Hospital.


The leadership present at Amissah Arthur’s residence was made up of the Majority Leader, Osei-Kyei Mensah Bonsu, First Deputy Majority Whip, Matthew Nyindam, Second Deputy Majority Whip, Moses Anim, Minority Chief Whip, Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka, parliamentary clerks and some members of Parliament.

After welcoming the leadership to the former Vice President’s residence, the Majority Leader informed the aggrieved family that the former Vice President’s demise came as a shock to all Parliamentarians.

Mr. Mensah Bonus further added that the former Vice President always encouraged unity among members of the various political divides to foster peaceful co-existence.

He pointed out that “Amissah-Arthur is a man of unity and peace. He always encourages unity among us. His death should unite all of us”.

Expressing his condolences to the family of the late Amissah-Arthur, Mike Oquaye also added that the late Vice President was intellectual and respectful.

He stressed that Amissah-Arthur dedicated his life to serve the nation with humility and such attitude should be a lesson to everyone.

“Positions are not just given to individuals. Positions are solely based on how one is dedicated to serve for sometime. Positions are awarded on merits. Let’s learn a lesson from the attitude of the former Vice President”, he advised.

After the encounter with the deceased family, the leadership signed the book of condolence.

About Amissah-Arthur’s death

According to earlier reports, the former Vice President was said to have collapsed at the Air Force Gym in Accra after exercising for a while. He was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital but was pronounced dead after his arrival.

The cause of death has not been confirmed yet.

Mr. Amissah-Arthur was an economist and politician. He served as a Vice President from August 06, 2012, to January 07, 2017. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Finance Minister, and Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BOG)

He is survived by the wife, Matilda Amissah-Arthur, and two children, Kwesi Nyan Amissah-Arthur and Araba Amissah-Arthur. He was 67.

Source: GhanaJustice/S.Ayisi