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Photos from state burial of former Vice President, Amissah-Arthur



The state burial service for the late former Vice President, Amissah-Arthur, was held on Friday at the Accra International Conference Centre. In attendance were the President Nana  Akufo-Addo and his Vice Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Ex-presidents Jerry John Rawling and John Agyekum Kufuor, politicians, government officials, the clergy and many other sympathizers. Tributes were read by his wife, children, the vice president and close friends. Before becoming Vice President in August 2012, he was Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012. From 1983 to 1986, Amissah-Arthur served as a special assistant to the Secretary of Finance and Economic Planning, Kwesi Botchwey under the Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC) government. He also served as the Deputy Secretary for Finance in the PNDC government from February 1986 to March 1993. From April 1993, he continued as the Deputy Minister for Finance under the Fourth Republic’s first government until March 1997. Mr. Amissah-Arthur, 67, was appointed as Governor of the Bank of Ghana in October 2009 by then-President John Atta Mills. He held that position until August 6, 2012, when he became Vice-President of Ghana following the death of Atta Mills. A wife and two children survive him. ]]>

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