Former Deputy Minister for Interior, Mr James Agalga has described the sudden death of former Vice President, Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, as a lost of friend to ordinary man.
According to him, the late former Vice President was down to earth with ordinary Ghanaians whom come into contact with him in any dealing.
Mr Agalga who is also Member of Parliament for Builsa North constituency in the Upper East Region, told THE REPUBLIC, as a Deputy Minister he work under Mr Amissah Arthur, who was Vice President and Chairman for Ghana Police Council.
He described his sudden death as shock, stating, “Ghana has lost a great statesman and someone who had great knowledge of the country’s economy.”
“Mr Amissah Arthur as Chairman for the Police Council, ensure the police were retooled with the necessary logistics which today, the police are able to work efficiently.He was very friendly to anyone he meets. He was so nice, easily to be approach. Listen to your concerns and give you good counsel.”
“Whenever my Minister was unable to attend police council meeting and I have to represent my Minister, he show his concerns and listen to any issue you put before him. Anytime we meet, he doesn’t relate with you as a Vice President, but rather as a friend, a brother and uncle or a father,” Mr Agalga said.
He added, “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 ((NDC) needs him most.”
Mr Agalga who described the late former Vice President as a fine gentleman said, though death is inevitable for any human being, his death comes as a shock as there was no report of him being sick.
The former Deputy Minister for the Interior 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 is said to have died early Friday morning 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