Today, June 6 2018 marks exactly one week after the passing of former Vice President and ex-governor of the Bank of Ghana, Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur.
In a move to recognize his immense contribution as a public servant, President Akufo-Addo on Tuesday ordered Ghanaian flags across the world to be flown at half-mast for five days.
The renowned economist, who has been described by political watchers as an affable gentleman, sudden demise occurred at the 37-Military Hospital after collapsing at the Airforce Gym during a workout session.
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 in the under the Fourth Republic’s first government until March 1997.
He was Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Amissah-Arthur 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.
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