Ex-Vice President Collapses, Dies During Exercise


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Ghana has been thrown into mourning after its 67-year-old former Vice President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur died on Friday morning.

According to local media, Amissah-Arthur collapsed at a gym at the Air Force base where he was exercising before he was confirmed dead at the 37 Military Hospital.

He was Vice President under the John Mahama administration between August 6, 2012 and January 27, 2017.

Before becoming Vice President, the economist and academic was also the 12th Governor of the Central Bank of Ghana.

Incumbent President, Nana Akufo-Addo confirmed the news on a post on his Facebook page.

The statement read, “I have learnt with shock and great sadness the sudden death of the former Vice President of the Republic, His Excellency Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur.

“He has been a longstanding public servant, who discharged his duties with dignity.

“The news of his death is unfortunate, since he appeared to have a lot to contribute to the public life of our country.

“My thoughts and sympathies are with his wife, children and family. I extend my deepest condolences to them, and also to the former President of the Republic, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, and to the National Democratic Congress, of which the former Vice President was a prominent member.

“Ghana has lost a fine public servant.

“May his soul rest in perfect peace.”

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