As tears raced down her cheeks, Matilda Nana Manye Amissah-Arthur, wife of departed former Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, launched a thinly-veiled attack on persons she described as ‘mischief makers’ at her husband’s funeral.
Mrs Amissah-Arthur said despite her husband’s intelligence and shrewd understanding of national issues, he was not offered enough time to prove himself.
In a touching tribute to her heroic husband, the former Second Lady, said she was astonished by the number of people who have visited her house to pay homage to her late husband since his demise.
“Since my dear husband passed away, lots of people have visited my house to honor him, and I asked myself is this Ghana because people made up stories against him.
“People concocted stories against my husband when he was alive but the same people are now eulogizing him after his death. So I ask, did people know him? I am surprised,” the widow furiously stated as sympathizers nod their heads in support.
Her tribute was preceded by that for her two children, Kwesi and Araba who both described their late father as a hero and best father ever.
“Our father taught us to be principled and independent minded people. He chastised us whenever we went wrong but still encourage us. He taught us to be caring, trustworthy and respectful to all manner of persons.
“Our late father was a true dad who always cared for humanity and supported lots of people without demanding for any inducements.
“We shall forever remember the legacy and principles of our late father; we shall extoll his virtues and values,” Kwesi Amissah-Arthur said in honor of his late father.
The funeral of the former Vice President commenced on Thursday at the Accra International Conference Center where he was laid in state as well-wishers paid their final respect.
He would be buried today (Friday) at the newly constructed Military Commentary at the Burma Camp in Accra.
The funeral ceremony brought together politicians, diplomats, members of the clergy and renowned business moguls.
Notable among the dignitaries include, former president Jerry John Rawlings and his wife Nana Konadu, former president John Agyekum Kufuor, former president John Mahama, President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia.
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