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Late Amissah-Arthur was our ‘superhero’ – Children


Former Vice-President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur’s children, Kwesi Nyan Amissah-Arthur and Araba Amissah-Arthur, have described their late father as the “superhero” they will miss forever.

In their tribute to the late vice-president at the pre-burial service at the Accra International Conference Centre, Kwesi Nyan said: “We’ve lost our hero and we are sad … He is and always shall be our hero … We know the principles he stood for and how he raised us… I had my own personal superhero … our hero wasn’t necessarily exclusive to us… we have heard several stories about his incorruptible nature …”

“My father, my superhero, who is better than all those I used to admire as a child. We pay tribute to one of the greatest heroes of them all”.

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-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.

This would be followed by internment at the new Military Cemetery at Burma Camp. A wife and two children survive him.

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