No special funeral cloth for Amissah-Arthur burial - family

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No special funeral cloth for Amissah-Arthur burial - family
No special funeral cloth for Amissah-Arthur burial - family

The family of Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur has distanced itself from a funeral cloth bearing the image of the late former Vice President.

Mr Amissah-Arthur's burial service will be held at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) on Friday, 27th July 2018 but his family has noted with concern that a cloth bearing his image has started to make the rounds.

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A statement signed by his brother Jabesh Amissah-Arthur insisted that the dress code for the funeral will be black and not a specially designed cloth.

"We wish to point out that we are not behind the printing of this specially designed cloth. We are also not expecting the general public to mourn with us in that particular cloth nor in any other specially designed funeral cloth," the statement said.

"Indeed the funeral cloth printed with the photo of former Vice President Amissah-Arthur runs counter to the values that he stood for.


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"Mr Amissah-Arthur was a simple yet elegant person. He was always of the view that resources, no matter how little, could be put to more profitable causes such as the education of children.

"For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to state that the dress code for the funeral is black, not a specially designed cloth".

The late Amissah-Arthur will be laid in state on Thursday, 26th July 2018 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, however, the ceremony for his interment will be by special invitation.

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A thanksgiving service is expected to be held on Sunday 29th July 2018 at the Calvary Methodist Church in Accra.

Former Vice President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur died on the morning of Friday, June 29 aged 67.

Read the entire statement below;

PRESS STATEMENT

WE HAVE NOT PRINTED ANY SPECIAL CLOTH FOR FUNERAL

The Amissah-Arthur family has noted with concern a specially designed funeral cloth with the image of former Vice President K. B. Amissah-Arthur on it.

We wish to point out that we are not behind the printing of this specially designed cloth. We are also not expecting the general public to mourn with us in that particular cloth nor in any other specially designed funeral cloth.

Indeed the funeral cloth printed with the photo of former Vice President Amissah-Arthur runs counter to the values that he stood for.

Mr Amissah-Arthur was a simple yet elegant person. He was always of the view that resources, no matter how little, could be put to more profitable causes such as the education of children.

For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to state that the dress code for the funeral is black, not a specially designed cloth.

***END***

JABESH AMISSAH-ARTHUR
FOR: THE FAMILY

[MONDAY, 16TH JULY 2018]