Here are the things you need to know about Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, a brief biography of the late ex-vice president of Ghana.
Kwesi Amissah-Arthur personal life
Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, born April 29, 1951, was an economist, academic and politician who was the sixth Vice-President of Ghana, in office from August 6, 2012, until January 7, 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 August 6, 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 July 24, 2012.
Amissah-Arthur is married to Matilda Amissah-Arthur with two children. He is a Christian and is known to worship at the Calvary Methodist Church at Adabraka in Accra.
Unfortunately, he parted ways with the living forever on Friday, June 29, 2018. The late Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur died at the age of 67.
Check out the top 6 things you need to know about Kwesi Amissah-Arthur
- Late Amissah-Arthur lectured at the Department of Economics at the University of Ghana between 1980 and 1988 and at the Department of Economics, Anambra State College of Education, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria between August 1981 and July 1983.
- Amissah-Arthur was one of the few Ghanaians that worked as a consultant for the World Bank in The Gambia and also served as a consultant for the Netherlands’ government education project in Ghana.
- The late Ghanaian vice president was the fifth in Ghana’s fourth republic.
- Late Amissah-Arthur had headed Ghana’s finance and economic planning ministries at different times.
- The late Amissah-Arthur never joked with his health and was always looking out for his well-being.
- Amissah-Arthur was a research assistant at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research between 1974 and 1975. After which he joined the Economics Department as a teaching assistant from 1977 to 1978, going on to become an assistant lecturer in 1979.
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