President of the republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo has reacted to the death of former vice president of Ghana, Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur.

It was reported earlier this morning that the former vice president died at the 37 military gym and was rushed to the 37 military hospital where he met his untimely death.

A statement on his official Facebook page reads


Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur was a Ghanaian economist, academic and politician who was the sixth Vice-President of Ghana, in office from 6 August 2012 until 7 January 2017, under President John Dramani Mahama.

He was sworn in as Vice-President on 6 August 2012, following vetting by the Parliament of Ghana. He was nominated by President John Dramani Mahama to be the vice-president a week after Mahama himself was sworn in. This followed the sudden death of John Atta Mills on 24 July 2012.

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He died suddenly on 29 June 2018 at the age of 67.