Former Vice President, Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur has died at age 67.

Ghana Web reports that he collapsed at the Air Force Gym in Accra Friday morning during a workout.

He was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Born on April 29, 1951, the economist, academic and politician was the sixth Vice-President of Ghana, in office from August 6, 2012 until January 7, 2017, under President John Dramani Mahama.

He previously served as the Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012.

Mr Amissah-Arthur was part of the team of technocrats who managed Ghana’s structural adjustment programme in the 1980s.

He served as Chairman of Ghana International Bank Public Limited Company and was its Director from November 25, 2009.

Mr. Amissah-Arthur had a Masters degree in Economics and lectured in Economics at the University of Ghana and also at the Anambra State College of Education, Awka Anambra State, Nigeria.

Prior to becoming Vice President in 2012, he worked as a private Consultant and Economist.


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