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General News of Friday, 29 June 2018

Source: Starrfmonline.com

Amissah-Arthur’s death shocking – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has expressed shock at the death of former Vice President Kwesi-Amissah Arthur.

In a tweet, the President acknowledged the contribution of the late Amissah-Arthur to the development of the state noting “he appeared to have more to offer”.

“I have learnt with shock and great sadness the sudden death of the former Vice President of the Republic, His Excellency Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur. He has been a longstanding public servant, who discharged his duties with dignity. The news of his death is unfortunate, since he appeared to have a lot to contribute to the public life of our country.

“My thoughts and sympathies are with his wife, children and family. I extend my deepest condolences to them, and also to the former President of the Republic, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, and to the National Democratic Congress, of which the former Vice President was a prominent member. Ghana has lost a fine public servant,” the President wrote on Facebook.

The former governor of the Central Bank died shortly after being rushed to the 37 military hospital after he reportedly collapsed while at the Air force-base gym early Friday morning.