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The family of the late Vice President Kwesi Amissah Arthur has announced that the former vice president will be buried at the military cemetery at Burma Camp in Accra.

Mr. Amissah Arthur’s mortal remains will be laid in state at the foyer of the Accra International Conference Centre for filing past by the general public on Thursday 26th July, and burial service held on Friday 27th July after which he will be laid to rest.

The former vice president passed away at age 67 on the  29th of June 2018.

An aide to the late Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, who confirmed the death to Citi News said Amissah-Arthur collapsed at the Airforce Gym during a workout session and was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital.

Read more: UCC commiserates with wife of late veep, Amissah Arthur

About Amissah-Arthur

Before becoming Vice President in August 2012, he was Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012.

From 1983 to 1986, Amissah-Arthurserved 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.

 

Source: Citinewsroom

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