No special cloth for Amissah-Arthur's funeral- Family dispels rumours

By Maame Aba Afful
No special cloth for Amissah-Arthur's funeral- Family dispels rumours
No special cloth for Amissah-Arthur's funeral- Family dispels rumours

The family of the late former Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has detached itself from rumours that they have printed a specially designed funeral cloth with the image of the Former Vice president on it.

 In a statement signed by the brother of the late Veep, Jabesh Amissah- Arthur on Monday, July 16, the family revealed that they are not behind the production of the clothes and neither do they support the use of any specific cloth.

"We wish to point out that we are not behind the printing of this specially designed cloth. We are also not expecting the general public to mourn with us in that particular cloth nor in any other specially designed funeral cloth".

According to the family, the idea of printing a funeral cloth goes contrary to the values the late Amissah-Arthur stood for.

“He (Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur) was always of the view that resources, no matter how little, could be put to more profitable causes such as the education of children,”

The family has therefore stressed that the dress code for the funeral is black and not a specifically designed cloth.

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.

The late Kwesi Amissah-Arthur would be buried on Friday, July 27, 2018.

Read the full statement below:

WE HAVE NOT PRINTED ANY SPECIAL CLOTH FOR FUNERAL

The Amissah-Arthur family has noted with concern a specially designed funeral cloth with the image of former Vice President K. B. Amissah-Arthur on it.

We wish to point out that we are not behind the printing of this specially designed cloth. We are also not expecting the general public to mourn with us in that particular cloth nor in any other specially designed funeral cloth.

Indeed the funeral cloth printed with the photo of former Vice President Amissah-Arthur runs counter to the values that he stood for.

Mr. Amissah-Arthur was a simple yet elegant person. He was always of the view that resources, no matter how little, could be put to more profitable causes such as the education of children.

For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to state that the dress code for the funeral is black, not a specially designed cloth.

**END**

JABESH AMISSAH-ARTHUR
FOR: THE FAMILY

MONDAY, 16TH JULY 2018