John Dumelo: Amissah-Arthur served Ghana well

By: Gifty Owusu-Amoah
John Dumelo
John Dumelo praises Amissah-Arthur for his service to Ghana

THE news of the death of the immediate past Vice President  of Ghana, Mr Kwesi Amissah-Arthur on Friday, June 29, shocked the nation. The statesman reportedly collapsed at the Air Force Gym during a workout session and was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was 67.

Since the official announcement of his death, many celebrities have poured out their condolences to the bereaved family and loved ones. Key among the celebs is actor, John Dumelo.

The Baby Thief actor who was instrumental in the campaign of the opposition National Democratic Congress at the last general elections in 2016 extolled the virtues of the late former Vice President and lauded him for serving Ghana well.

He tweeted on Friday, “RIP Uncle Kwesi. U served Ghana well.”

Apart from John Dumelo, some entertainment personalities have also expressed similar sentiments about the demise of Amissah-Arthur.

The likes of Joselyn Dumas, Ama K Abebrese, Lexis Bill also paid tribute to him on their various social media handles.

Actress Ama K Abebrese, in a tweet, said she was really saddened by the news.

“I’m saddened by the news of the death of former Vice President of Ghana. He was truly one of the most genuine people I’ve had the pleasure to meet. A fine politician and gentleman. Rest well Sir. #RIPAmissahArthur”

Actress and co-host of Drive Time on Joy FM, Joselyn Dumas tweeted, “My heart goes out to the family, friends and close associates of the late former Vice President of Ghana, Mr. Kwesi Amissah-Arthur. Be strong, God is with you.”

“R.I.P Former Vice President of the Republic of Ghana Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur. God rest your Soul #MightyJesus,” Rapper Edem said.

This is what host of Drive Time on Joy FM, Lexis Bill had to say, “Our former Vice President @KBAmissah-Arthur has passed on. May your soul Rest In Peace, Sir. You served Ghana and we are saddened by your demise. We will soldier on with the nuggets of wisdom you left us. Damrifa Due!” he tweeted.

Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur was born on April 29, 1951.  He was a Ghanaian economist, academic and politician who was the sixth Vice-President of Ghana. He was in office from August 6, 2012 until January 7, 2017, under President John Dramani Mahama.

He has also served as Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012 under the previous National Democratic Congress government.

He was survived by a wife, Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur and two children.