A delegation from the University of Cape Coast has visited Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur and the family to commiserate with them on the death of the former Vice President, Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur at Ridge in Accra.
The delegation led by the Chancellor, Sir Dr. Sam Jonah was made up of the Chairman of the Governing Council, Mrs. Nancy Thompson, Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan, Provost, College of Humanities and Legal Studies, Prof. Dora Edu-Buandoh; Deputy Registrar in charge of Welfare, Mrs. Florence Opare and Ag. Director of Public Affairs, Major Kofi Baah-Bentum.
In her remarks, Mrs. Thompson described the former Vice President as a humble and hardworking statesman who had the development of the nation at heart. He said the loss of the former Vice President still remain a shocking news to Ghanaians.
Mrs. Thompson said the late Paa Amissah-Arthur would be remembered for the role he played in funding the construction of a Language Centre for the University when he was Governor of the Bank of Ghana. She noted that the University in 2016 honoured the former Vice President by naming the Language Centre after him. Mrs. Thompson assured the family that UCC would be present to support them during the final funeral rites of the former Vice President.
On behalf of the family, Nana Sam Brew-Butler, thanked the delegation for mourning with them and also honouring the former Vice President for his contributions to the University. He used the opportunity to inform the delegation about the final funeral arrangements.
According to Nana Brew-Butler, Mr. Amissah-Arthur would be laid in state on Thursday, 26th July 2018 from 8:00am to 6:00pm at the State House. This would be followed by a burial service at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) in Accra on Friday, 27th July 2018. A thanksgiving service will to be held on Sunday 29th July 2018.
The UCC delegation later signed the book of condolence opened in the family house. Former Vice President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur died at the age of 67.