Our father was our ‘superhero’ – Amissah-Arthur’s children

Former Vice-President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur’s children, Kwesi Nyan Amissah-Arthur and Araba Amissah-Arthur, have described their late father as the “superhero” they will miss forever.

In their tribute to the late vice-president at the pre-burial service at the Accra International Conference Centre, Kwesi Nyan said: “We’ve lost our hero and we are sad … He is and always shall be our hero … We know the principles he stood for and how he raised us… I had my own personal superhero … our hero wasn’t necessarily exclusive to us… we have heard several stories about his incorruptible nature …”

“My father, my superhero, who is better than all those I used to admire as a child. We pay tribute to one of the greatest heroes of them all”.

Mr Amissah-Arthur died on 29 June after collapsing during a workout session at the Airforce Gym.

He was 67.

The man Amissah-Arthur

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.

He was sworn in as Vice-President on 6 August 2012, following vetting by Parliament.

He was nominated by Former President John Dramani Mahama to be vice president a week after Mahama himself was sworn in.This followed the sudden death of President John Atta Mills on 24 July 2012.

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