Amissah-Arthur to be buried on July 27

By Maame Aba Afful
Amissah-Arthur to be buried on July 27
Amissah-Arthur to be buried on July 27

The family of the late former Vice President, Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, has announced that he would be buried on Friday, July 27, 2018.

 The date was fixed following consultations with the government.

According to the funeral arrangements, there is going to be no wake.

The body would lie in state at the Main Hall of the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) for people to pay their last respects between the hours of 0500 hours and 0900 hours.

This would be followed by a burial service from 0900 to midday at the same venue.

The family said only invited people would be allowed at his graveside.

Cash donations made to his funeral, they said would go into charity.

These were made known at the one-week memorial church service held for the late Amissah-Arthur at the Ridge Church in Accra, attended by Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, and the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye.

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Also present were for President Jerry John Rawlings, former President John Dramani Mahama and the wife, Lordina, the Diplomatic community, current and former Ministers of State, Members of Parliament (MPs), the clergy and the leadership of the political parties.

The former Vice President, Amissah-Arthur reportedly collapsed at the Air Force Gym, in the early hours of Friday, June 29, 2018.

He was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra where he was later pronounced dead.

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