The Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana, the Most Reverend Titus K. Awotwi Pratt has described late former vice president Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur as “truly incorruptible.”
“He never did politics that stole, never did politics that milked the national purse,” Most Reverend Awotwi observed Friday during the state burial of late former vice president.
According to him, the late statesman hold his offices at high esteem and no amount of corruption was adhere at his end.
“If we were to have persons of his type,” Most Reverend Awotwi told the congregants at the burial ceremony “to hold office these over sensitive areas of our economy, this country will be better and different.”
“We deserve the best and can be beyond aid should we believe and love Ghana as brother Bekoe believed in and loved Ghana,” he added.
Before becoming Vice President 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.
The late Amissah-Arthur, died on Friday 29th June and his mortal remains had been laid in state at the foyer of the Accra International Conference Centre for public viewing.
His funeral service would be held on Friday, July 27, from 0900 hours to 1200 mid-day at the main auditorium of the Accra International Conference Centre.
It followed by internment at the new Military Cemetery at Burma Camp. A wife and two children survive him.