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Methodist Bishop Urges Politicians to Work in Unity


‘’You can still live and stay together as citizens of this nation and still do your duties as politicians,” – Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church said to patrons at the final funeral rites of late statesman Amissah-Arthur.

He believes aside the personal utterances that comes with politics, they can still adhere to united and at the same time discharge their duties without acrimony.

He advised politics to live in harmony despite their political differences.


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.

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

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