The late former Vice President, Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, has been described as the ideal politician who never seeks vengeance against his political opponents.
He defined him as a gentleman who worked cordially with persons of all political divide.
In a tribute read by the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on behalf of the Government of Ghana, at the funeral service of the late former Vice President, the government acknowledged his contribution to the governance and development of the nation and re-named the Moree Senior High School after him in honour of his memory.
“Mr Amissah-Arthur, his successor Vice President said was the definition of a gentleman. His character and disposition was a soothing balm in the tempestuous waters of Ghanaian adversarial politics.”
The late former Vice President Amissah- Arthur was born on April 29, 1951 in Cape Coast to Jabesh Richmond Poorer Amissah- Arthur (of blessed memory) and Madam Effie Amissah- Arthur.
He was the third of six children.
He was named William Edmund Davidson Amissah-Arthur, but he chose to drop his English names completely during his university years and changed his name to Kwesi Bekoe to reflect his African personality.
The late former Vice President served in various capacities in the public service and as Vice President of Ghana from August 6, 2012 to January 7, 2017, during which time he focused on developing a systematic approach to creating a viable national economy through a nationalistic economic policy and progressive social agenda.
He passed on the morning of June 29, 2018 after a workout at the Airforce Mess Gymnasium.
He was survived by his wife Matilda, two children, Kwesi and Araba, and three grandchildren.