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General News of Monday, 2 July 2018


Amissah-Arthur’s death is a great loss to NDC, Ghana – Joshua Alabi

Flagbearer hopeful of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Prof Joshua Alabi says the party and Ghana as a whole have lost a “key human resource and a fine brain” to death.

Prof Alabi who visited the widow and family of the late Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur Monday morning expressed his shock at the news of the former vice president’s death last week Friday.

Extending his sympathy to the family, Prof Alabi noted that the former Bank of Ghana Governor was a "very meticulous, knowledgeable and hardworking gentleman. He was a man of few words but with deep insight”.

In a statement released after his visit to the family, Prof Joshua Alabi said the former vice president will forever be remembered in the history of Ghana.

Read the full statement below

This morning, I had the opportunity to visit the widow and family of the late Vice President of the Republic, His Excellency Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, to commiserate and sympathize with them.

My friend and Comrade, Paa Kwesi, was a very meticulous, knowledgeable and hardworking gentleman. He was a man of few words but with deep insight.

Apart from the shocking nature of his death, his absence has robbed the NDC and Ghana, of a key human resource and a fine brain. His monumental contributions to national development as Deputy Finance Minister, Governor of Bank of Ghana and Vice President will remain as a lasting legacy in the annals of the country's history.

His Excellency Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur was an embodiment of integrity, humility and servitude in public office. He will be greatly missed.

I convey my deepest condolences to Her Excellency Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur, the family and the entire NDC fraternity. We mourn a departed national asset.

May the Almighty God grant our brother, father, son and Vice President an eternal peaceful rest.

Prof. Joshua Alabi
2nd July, 2018