Some celebrities have paid tribute to former Vice President Amissah-Arthur who died this morning.
The celebrities took to social media to mourn the loss of the former Vice President.
Actor John Dumelo who actively campaigned for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) during the 2016 elections tweeted: “RIP Uncle Kwesi. U served Ghana well.”
[contextly_sidebar id=”Wz7U52jnrxTyi1nmIJ1ghtViDYGaz39r”]Actress Ama K Abebrese, in a tweet said Amissah-Arthur was a genuine and fine gentleman.
“I’m saddened by the news of the death of former Vice President of Ghana. He was truly one of the most genuine people I’ve had the pleasure to meet. A fine politician and gentleman. Rest well Sir. #RIPAmissahArthur.”
Comedian DKB in a tweet wrote: “Apparently our Vice President Amissah Arthur collapse during his early morning workout and was pronounced DOA at 37 military hospital.” “If the above info is true, don’t use it as an excuse not to work out, obesity is still deadly. Thanks,” he noted.
“R.I.P Former Vice President of the Republic of Ghana Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur. God rest your Soul #MightyJesus,” rapper Edem also tweeted.
Satirist Kwaku Sintim-Misa also wrote on his twitter handle: “The UNCERTAINTY of LIFE has been magnified again. His Exellency Amissah Arthur has passed on. My condolence to his wife and children. RIP AMISSAH ARTHUR.”
According to reports, the former Vice President collapsed at Airforce Gym on Friday morning during a workout session, and was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital.
Before becoming Veep 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.
He was survived by a wife and two children.
By: Kwame Dadzie/citinewsroom.com/Ghana