Former Veep, Amissah Arthur Passes On
Former Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has died.
According to reports, he collapsed at the Air force Gym this morning during a workout session, and was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital.
Amissah Arthur before becoming Veep in August 2012, was a Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012.
From 1983 to 1986, he 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 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.