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
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.
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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.
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.