Member of Parliament for Wassa East, Hon Isaac Adjei Mensah, has described the Late former Vice President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah Arthur as a strong pillar of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) whose wise counsel would be missed by the party.
Speaking to THE REPUBLIC in parliament on Thursday after a condolence visit to the family of the deceased, Mr Adjei Mensah said that he was shocked by the news of the demise of the former Vice President.
He said, “Amissah Arthur was one of the pillars to me and of the NDC in Wassa East. He was one of the leaders who stood by me, mentored me and adapted the constituency in the early days of the struggle of 2012 elections and we won the seat in 2012 and the 2016.”
“As an experienced politician, he gave us quality advice that helped us tackle political challenges in Wassa East and the whole of Western region.”
He said that God has the ultimate decision on the lifespan of mortals, which cannot be questioned by anyone. “As humans, his death is painful to us. But as Christians, we have hope in God”, he said.
He called for unity amongst the NDC family members to be united as they bury the late Vice President, stressing that, “the Wassa East NDC and the entire party has lose a great political pillar.
“He laboured for us. Now that he is no more, let us work as a team to give him a befitting burial “, Mr Adjei Mensah said.
He said it is unfortunate that such a fine gentleman who would have imparted so much on the youth had to go at a time that the country and our party, the National Democratic Congress needs him most.
Mr Adjei Mensah described the late former Vice President as a fine gentlemen and that though death is inevitable for mankind, his death comes as a shock as there was no report of him being sick.
The former Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways expressed his condolence to the Wife, Mrs Matilda Arthur, the Children and the entire family.
Mr. Amissah Arthur who was also a former Governor of the Bank Ghana, died early Friday morning June 29, this year, shortly after being rushed to the 37 Military Hospital after collapsing while at the Air Force-base gym.
Source: the republic news online.com/Felix Engsalige Nyaaba