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Mahama Rocked by Amissah Arthur’s Death


Former President John Dramani Mahama has expressed shock at the passing of his former Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur.

In a tweet posted by the former President, he said the late Amissah Arthur seemed fine.

Mr Mahama posted: “Shocking! No! PK was only last Saturday actively involved in our party’s constituency elections in the Central Region.

Very sad Friday!”.


Reports indicate that Mr Amissah Arthur collapsed at Airforce Gym on Friday morning during a workout session, and was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Amissah-Arthur was the sixth Vice-President of Ghana, in office from 6 August 2012 until 7 January 2017, under President John Dramani Mahama. Previously, he was Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012.

He was sworn in as Vice-President on 6 August 2012, following vetting by the Parliament.

He was nominated by Former President John Dramani Mahama to be the vice-president a week after Mahama himself was sworn in.This followed the sudden death of President John Atta Mills on 24 July 2012.

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