Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has commiserated with the family of the late former Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur who passed away on Friday 29 June 2018.Mr Amissah-Arthur collapsed at the Airforce Gym during a morning workout session and was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
In a statement, Mr Kufuor said the deceased was “a very dutiful servant of our country who has served this nation well and in multiple endeavours.”
For him, “his passing is a deep loss to our nation and to his family”. Ex-President Kufour said he mourns “with the country and the family he has left behind.”
Amissah-Arthur was born at Cape Coast. His mother is from the Hutchful family and his father is from the Amissah-Arthur family, both from Cape Coast. He completed his secondary education at the Mfantsipim School, where he obtained his GCE Ordinary Level in 1969 and the GCE Advanced Level in 1971. He proceeded to the University of Ghana at Legon, where he obtained a B.Sc. in 1974 and M.Sc. in 1976, both in Economics.
Mr Amissah-Arthur was the sixth Vice President of Ghana, in office from 6 August 2012 until 7 January 2017, under President John Dramani Mahama. Previously, he was Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012.