Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur, wife of the former Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur has revealed that her outpouring of strong emotions during her husband’s funeral was inspired by the Holy Spirit.
The outspoken former Second Lady apparently irked by the obvious hypocrisy which was being displayed in the form of tributes during her husband’s funeral at the Accra International Conference Centre in July 2018 launched a tirade at her late husband’s detractors.
Her shocking outburst at the funeral which was telecast live on national television left many Ghanaians wondering what might have gone wrong.
“Over the last few weeks, I have been amazed at the number of people who have come to show us love and I asked myself is this Ghana? Are all these people in Ghana? Because the maligning, the lies, the treachery, the wickedness, the deliberately (sic) changing things so that they could look better than others, the mischievousness… I ask myself is this Ghana? I ask myself is this, my own husband, that people have come to pay tribute to?”
Speaking about the issue for the first a year after, in an interview with Bernard Avle on Point of View show on Citi TV, Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur said she just couldn’t have ignored the prompting of the Holy Spirit to do what she did.
“If you had the funeral brochure you’ll realize that I didn’t read the funeral brochure, I just did a one page summary of the tribute that I was going to read. If you ask me I was reading it but somewhere along the line I think I was led by the Holy Spirit and I just said what I said.”
“…If you don’t know somebody’s worth keep quiet, internationally and in Ghana people know my husband’s worth and you know in this one year has proved to everybody. Look at the number of people who have professed about the work he did and so on and so forth. So those people aren’t they hypocrites? they are hypocrites. You see me call a spade a spade, I don’t lie you see there’s no point in lying and as I say in my book, because of hypocrisy, because of our dishonesty this is where we find ourself as a nation,” Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur stated.
The former Second Lady has authored a new book titled “Strength in the Storm”.