Electricity supply to the family house of the late former Vice President Kwesi Amissah Arthur in Moree, in the Central Region has been deliberately cut following his death on Friday morning.
The action is to prevent the over 90 year old mother of the deceased former number two gentleman of Ghana who’s yet to be informed about the death, from hearing the unfortunate news in the media.
“Hours after his excellency’s death, the old woman is yet to be informed about her son’s passing away, it has become difficult to inform her about it due to her age and health. We had to disconnect electricity supply to the house. Her phone has been taken from her and the chip taken out. She’s also been prevented from watching TV and listening to radio in order to prevent her from listening to the news,” a family source said.
A delegation has taken off from Accra to Moree to formally inform the family back home of the unfortunate incident. The entire town of Moree has been thrown into a state of shock following his death.
Former Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur died on Friday June 29, 2018.
Reports say he collapsed at the gym and was rushed to the 37 Military hospital where he died shortly after arrival at the facility. He was aged 67.
Amissah-Arthur was an 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
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.
Amissah-Arthur was a research assistant at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research between 1974 and 1975. He later joined the Economics Department as a teaching assistant from 1977 to 1978, going on to become an assistant lecturer in 1979. He lectured at the Department of Economics at the University of Ghana between 1980 and 1988.
He has also been a lecturer at the Department of Economics, Anambra State College of Education, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria (August 1981 – July 1983). He went into politics until 1997. He worked as a consultant for the World Bank in The Gambia.
He also served as a consultant for the Netherlands‘ government education project in Ghana. He then worked as Senior Economist for the Sigma One Corporation in Ghana between 1998 and 2000. Between 2001 and 2002, he was on assignment for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.