Founder of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, has called on Ghanaians to appreciate hardworking individuals irrespective of their political colours while they are alive.
Reacting to the death of former vice president Kwesi Amissah-Arthur on Facebook, Dr Nduom said “his passing is a loss to the nation.”
The post read: “A true loss for the nation, from any angle
“The sad news that Mr. Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, former Lecturer in Economics at the University of Ghana, Deputy Minister of Finance & Economic Planning, Governor of Bank of Ghana and Vice President of the Republic passed away this morning should be of concern to every Ghanaian. His passing is a loss to the nation.
“Quite often, Ghanaians use political affiliation as a reason to play down the qualification, experience and contributions of our citizens. This robs us of the necessary human capital we can use to accelerate the creation of significant wealth for our nation.
“He was quieter, gentler, not antagonistic and one who privately gathered his friends for social outings. Let’s learn to appreciate our own while they are here with us. No matter where they come from or the political colours they wear. This loss of his talent at age 67-year-old says a lot about us and our nation.
“May he Rest In Peace”
Amissah-Arthur passed away on Friday 29 June 2018.
He collapsed at the Airforce Gym during a morning workout session and was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Mr Amissah-Arthur 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.