Hundreds of mourners, including politicians and people from all walks of life have been filing past the remains of Ghana’s former vice president, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, at the Accra international conference centre.
Requiem an state funeral for the late Amissah-Arthur, will be held at the forecourt of the state house and it’s expected to attract the political class from the Presidency, legislature, judiciary and politicians and followers mainly from the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the party which he belong until his death on June 29, 2018, after he collapsed at the Air-force Gym in Accra during a workout session.
The late former vice president will be buried at the military cemetery in Accra.
Born William Edmond Davidson Amissah-Arthur on April 29, 1951, he started using the name Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, which was his ‘home name’, while in school at the University of Ghana.
He was an economist, academician and a politician and had a composed and gentle demeanor which was appreciate by his party members, their opponents and Ghanaians at large.
The late Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur once served as governor of the Central Bank when the NDC took back power in 2009 until he was made vice president by John Dramani Mahama following the death of President John Evans Atta Mills in 2012.
The pair went on to win the 2012 general election and was vice president until the NDC lost power in December 2016.