Former Vice President Amissah-Arthur Has Died

Joy News is learning that former Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has died.

Mr. Amissah-Arthur is reported to have collapsed at the Air Force Gym early Friday, June 29, 2018, and was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur (born 29 April 1951) was 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. Previously he was Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012.

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.


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