Amissah-Arthur's funeral underway

BY: Kwame Asare Boadu
Amissah-Arthur's funeral underway
Amissah-Arthur's funeral underway

Mourners have started gathering to bid farewell to the late former Vice President, Mr Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur as he begins his final journey to eternity.

A two-day state funeral is being held the Accra International Conference Centre for the 67-year-old who collapsed and died while working out at a gym at the Air Force Base in Accra on the morning of June 29, 2018.

Useful links Ghana Politics | Ghana Celebrity News | News in Ghana

The body is currently lying in state at the foyer of the Conference Centre with grief-stricken Ghanaians filing past.

Some roads in the national capital have been closed to allow the smooth organisation of the funeral.

Useful links Ghana news | Ghana Business News | News in Ghana

The casket containing the mortal remains of the former Veep arrived at the grounds in a hearse at about 6.30 am.

It is a sombre event for a man widely revered as a decent politician, gentleman and unifier.

The widow, Matilda Amissah-Arthur, children, mother, are among family members gathered.

for current Ghana news | Ghana Business News | News in Ghana

Also in attendance are politicians across the divide most of them members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), religious leaders and members of the academia.