Former vice president Amissah-Arthur has died

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 Source: YEN

News reaching YEN.com.gh show that the former vice president, Amissah Arthur, has died.

There are reports Amissah Arthur collapsed at his residence. So far, the cause of death is unknown but Joy FM is reporting he died after collapsing at the Air Force gym on the morning of Friday, June 29th.

He was later rushed to the 37 military hospital where he finally passed on after failed efforts to bring him back to life.

Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur was the former vice president of Ghana under the erstwhile Mahama administration. Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur was born on 29 April 1951.

He is a Ghanaian economist, academic and politician who was the sixth Vice-President of Ghana, in office from 6 August 2012 until 7 January 2017, under President John Dramani Mahama.

He was sworn in as Vice-President on 6 August 2012, following vetting by the Parliament of Ghana. He was nominated by President John Dramani Mahama to be the vice-president a week after Mahama himself was sworn in. This followed the sudden death of John Atta Mills on 24 July 2012.

Source: YEN
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