President Akufo-Addo reacts to Amissah-Arthur’s death


Nana Addo and Amissah-Arthur shake hands

Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reacted to the death of former Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur.

Amissah-Arthur collapsed at the Air Force Gym early Friday (June 29). He was therefore rushed to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra where he was declared dead.

Reacting to the news, the President has said he’s shocked and sad over the sudden death and further described him as a ‘longstanding public servant, who discharged his duties with dignity.’

Nana Addo also described his death as ‘unfortunate’.

He made the statement in a Facebook post on Friday, June 29, saying:

“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.

May his soul rest in perfect peace.”


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