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Unconfirmed reports indicate that former Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has died.

According to a close source, he was rushed to 37 Hospital after he collapsed at the Airforce Gym Friday morning. He died at the age of 67 with two children.

He was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Ghana’s Former Vice President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur died on Friday, June 29, 2018, after he reportedly collapsed at the gym.

The news of his death has shocked many Ghanaians including supporters of opposition National Democratic Congress.

Tributes have poured in from former President, John Mahama, President Nana Akufo-Addo, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and several others.

Below are 13 notable things about Amissah-Arthur

Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur was born on April 29, 1951, and passed away on June 29, 2018.

He was a Ghanaian economist, academic, and politician who was the sixth Vice-President of Ghana, in office from 6 August 2012 until 7 January 2017, under President John Dramani Mahama.

He was sworn in as Vice-President on 6 August 2012, following vetting by the Parliament of Ghana.

He was nominated by President John Dramani Mahama to be the Vice-President a week after Mahama himself was sworn in after the demise of former President, John Atta Mills on 24 July 2012.

Prior becoming the second gentleman of the land, Amisah-Arthur was Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012.

He completed his secondary education at the Mfantsipim School, where he obtained the GCE Ordinary Level in 1969 and the GCE Advanced Level in 1971.

He proceeded to the University of Ghana at Legon, where he obtained the B.Sc. in 1974 and M.Sc. in 1976, both in Economics.

Amissah-Arthur was a research assistant at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research between 1974 and 1975.

He later joined the Economics Department as a teaching assistant from 1977 to 1978, going on to become an assistant lecturer in 1979.

He lectured at the Department of Economics at the University of Ghana between 1980 and 1988. He has also been a lecturer at the Department of Economics, Anambra State College of Education, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria (August 1981 – July 1983).

He went into politics until 1997.

Amissah-Arthur was married to Matilda Amissah-Arthur with two children.

He was a Christian and was known to worship at the Calvary Methodist Church at Adabraka in Accra.

Profile of Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur

Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur (popularly call Paa or P.K.) was born in Cape Coast in Ghana’s Central Region to Mr. J. R. P. Amissah- Arthur, an educationist, and Mrs. Effie Amissah Arthur in April 1951.

The  former Vice-President started his education at Cape Coast Methodist B Primary School and passed the Common Entrance examination from Akim Oda Methodist School in 1964.

He entered Ghana’s oldest Secondary School, Mfantsipim in Cape Coast later in 1964 and passed the GCE Ordinary Level in 1969 and the Advanced Level in 1971. He entered the University of Ghana, Legon as a freshman in 1971, graduating with a B.Sc. (Economics) degree in 1974.

Mr. Amissah Arthur was granted a University of Ghana Post-Graduate scholarship in 1975.

He was awarded the M.Sc (Economics) degree in 1980 and was immediately appointed to the Faculty of the Economics Department at the University of Ghana, where he lectured for a number of years.

He also lectured at the State College of Education, Awka in Anambra State of Nigeria from 1981-1983.

In July 1983 the Government of Ghana invited him to take up a position as Advisor to the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning. It was while in this position that he was, in February 1986, appointed Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, a position he retained until April 1997.

After retiring from public office in 1997, Vice President Amissah-Arthur continued to work on a number of consultancy jobs including that of Senior Economist for the Sigma One Corporation, Ghana, from 1998 to 2000 where he helped design and implement the Ghana Policy Dialogue Project, a USAID-funded project that provided advisory services to the Government of Ghana.

He also worked on the Trade and Investment Reform Project, aimed at enhancing Ghana’s export competitiveness.

Between 2001 and 2002, the Vice President was contracted to execute a special assignment by the Danish Foreign Ministry.

He was a co-author of a review of Ghana’s public financial management system, titled: Guidance Note: Financial Integration into Relevant Ghanaian Structures, a report that has been used as a training manual for new employees at the Finance Ministry.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur has also worked as a private international consultant/economist to the World Bank and some foreign countries.

As Consultant for the World Bank, he trained the staff of The Department of State for Agriculture, Republic of The Gambia in 1997 in initiating a review of the World Bank-funded Medium-term Expenditure Program.

He was the consultant at all stages of the Netherlands Government-funded Technical/Vocational Education project for Ghana’s Ministry of Education in association with TNW Export BV of Waalwijk, Netherlands).

As part of his public service stewardship, Vice President Amissah-Arthur also served on a number of Boards and Committees including the Boards of the Bank of Ghana, Ghana Commercial Bank, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Ghana National Procurement Agency, Ghana Supply Commission, and the Academic Board and Finance Committee of the University of Ghana.

To demonstrate his commitment to the NDC party, Vice President Papa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, after retiring from public office continued to work hard behind the scenes for the party during its turbulent days in opposition.

He single handedly commissioned and funded very crucial and important research activities for the party when it was in opposition.

It was therefore not a surprise when the late President Mills appointed him Governor of the Bank of Ghana on the 1st of October 2009 to replace Dr Paul Acquah.

He is a soccer enthusiast and a great fan of Accra Hearts of Oak, one of the leading football teams in Ghana, and enjoys playing table tennis in his leisure time.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur is a devoted family man. A Christian by faith, he holds firm to the belief that with God all things are possible.

He and his wife Matilda have two adult children who are budding professionals in their chosen fields of study.

His mission is to help maintain the economy as a strong platform for Ghana’s development.

On August 6, 2012, Amissah Arthur was formally sworn-in as the Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana after being nominated by President John Dramani Mahama.

He was nominated 13 days after Mr John Mahama himself was sworn-in as President, following the sudden demise of the sitting President John Evans Atta Mills.

Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com

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Armed robbers attack another bullion van on Accra-Winneba road

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All passengers in the bullion van escaped unscathed and no property was stolen

•Armed robbers have attacked another bullion van on Accra-Winneba road

•A quick response of the Winneba Police Command has prevented the robbers from have a successful operation

•All passengers in the bullion van escaped unscathed and no property was stolen

The police in the Central region saved the day as armed robbers attacked a bullion van with registration number GN 6956-17 on Accra-Winneba road on Thursday, June 17, 2021.

The van which was attacked at Okyereko on the Winneba-Accra road was targeted by some armed men whose identities are unknown.

The robbers fired shots at the front passenger seat where the police escort sat. These shots ended up shattering the window area.

According to reports, the police escort ordered the driver to speed off upon observing the unusual movement of the robbers, while he called for reinforcement.

The Winneba Patrol team dispatched to Mpata Junction, rushed to the scene and started a gun battle with the robbers, overpowering them in the process.

All passengers in the bullion van escaped unharmed and no property was stolen.

The van has been sent to Winneber Police Custody for investigation.

This development comes after armed robbers shot to death, a police officer and an eyewitness, during a robbery incident involving a bullion van at Adedenkpo, a suburb of James Town in Accra, Monday, June 14.

Below are some tweets on the attack;

 

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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British Airways rows back plan to switch Accra flights to Gatwick

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Passengers on the Accra – London route will land at Heathrow Airport

• British Airways rescinds decision to move Accra flights to Gatwick airport

•This came as a result of huge opposition from the Ghana government

• Passengers on the Accra – London route will land at Heathrow Airport

British Airways has bowed to pressure from the government of Ghana and rowed back on a plan to switch Accra flights from Heathrow to Gatwick.

Speaking to Citi Business News, the Public Relations Officer for the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Eric Mireku Amaning, said Accra will continue to operate from the London Heathrow Airport from the IATA Winter 2021 Season.

This means passengers on the Accra-London route will land at Heathrow Airport instead of Gatwick Airport.

“Finally, the British Airways last week wrote to the Minister [of Transport] informing him that they have reconsidered their decision to move Accra flights to Gatwick. So our final destination will be Heathrow Airport and not Gatwick. So I think that the Minister of Transport did a yeoman’s job, and we need to commend him for that,” Eric Mireku Amaning added in an interview with Citi Business News.

“We’ve received great assurances from British Airways that we are not going to face this situation again and that Heathrow will continue to be our final destination if we’re travelling from Accra to London,” he added.

British Airways announced moving Ghana operations from the London Heathrow Airport to London Gatwick Airport.

When BA revealed its intention to shift the route from its main London hub to the Gatwick airport, Ghana’s Ministry of Aviation called the decision “unacceptable”. It threatened to reciprocate by forcing the airline to use an airport 100 miles from Accra.

Like Heathrow, Accra’s Kotoka International Airport was a Second World War RAF base that became a civilian facility in 1946.

Virgin Atlantic shared the Heathrow-Accra route with BA until 2013 when it pulled out blaming “exceptionally high fuel costs” at the West African airport.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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WATCH: Maame Serwaa puts her Huge B00bs on Display In a new Video

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Young Ghanaian actress, Maame Serwaa, has stunned fans with a new video

She is seen behaving like a model and happily moving her body up and down.

Fans cannot keep calm over Maame Serwaa as some have observed how grown she has become in the past months

The latest video of Kumawood star, Maame Serwaa, showing how grown she has become in the past few months has stunned fans.

Maame Serwaa is now a big girl judging by her pretty looks and overall appearance in the video.

She wore a long wig and paced up and down behaving like a professional model.

The actress definitely liked what she was doing as it was written all over her.

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