5 amazing throwback photos telling Amissah-Arthur's life story
He was sworn in as Vice-President on 6 August 2012, following vetting by the Parliament of Ghana.
A two-day state funeral is being held the Accra International Conference Centre for the 67-year-old who collapsed and died while working out at a gym at the Air Force Base in Accra on the morning of June 29, 2018.
Amissah-Arthur was born at Cape Coast on April 29, 1951. His mother is from the Hutchful family and his father is from the Amissah-Arthur family.
He was a Ghanaian economist, academic and politician who was the fifth Vice-President of Ghana's 4th Republic, in office from 6 August 2012 until 7 January 2017, under President John Mahama.
Previously, he was Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012.
He was nominated by President John 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 was married to Matilda Amissah-Arthur with two children. He was a Christian and was known to worship at the Calvary Methodist Church at Adabraka in Accra.
Enjoy a nostalgic look back at photos of Amissah-Arthur, then and now.
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