Since the passing of the former Vice President, Amissah-Arthur, the country has been thrown into a state of mourning and Ghanaians are still in shock over the demise of this great man.
President Akufo-Addo announced that a state burial would be held in honour of the late former Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur. The President also declared that national flags will fly at half-mast across the country to commemorate the shocking passing of the Statesman.
The family of the late Vice President paid a visit to the Jubilee House to officially inform him of the demise. It was at this meeting that the President stated that an official book of condolence would be opened for the late former Vice President at the Accra International Conference Centre starting on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
“I have decided, and it is an obvious decision that he should be given a full state burial, and as of today, and for the next five days, Ghana’s national flag will fly in half-mast, here and across the country in commemoration of the death of our former vice president”, the President stated.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 6, after which the official date for his burial and funeral rites will be announced.