Exclusive: The 53 photos that tell the 67 years Amissah-Arthur lived

By Lorlornyofm July 28, 2018 08:05

Exclusive: The 53 photos that tell the 67 years Amissah-Arthur lived

As Ghana’s former Vice President Papa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur begins his journey to eternal rest today, 3news.com takes you on a pictorial trip down memory lane of the man whose life was cut short on June 29, 2018.

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Born William Edmond Davidson Amissah-Arthur on April 29, 1951, he started using the name Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, which was his ‘home name’, while in school at the University of Ghana.

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He was an economist, academician, a politician and above all, a husband, for the 67 years he lived on this earth.

Paa Kwesi [in the car] in 1956
Mr. Amissah Arthur in a group photo with his siblings in the 1960s
Mr. Amissah-Arthur [3rd at the back row] in the 1970s
Mr. Amissah-Arthur in 1962
Here, Mr. Amissah-Arthur [left]  is seen with colleagues in the 1970s at the University of Ghana, Legon
Mr Arthur [3rd from right] having a nice time with friends
Mr. Amissah-Arthur and his lovebird, Matilda (now Mrs. Amissah-Arthur)
Clearly, Mr. Amissah-Arthur and Matilda were meant to be as they were obviously in love with each other as captured in this photo in 1979
Mr. Amissah-Arthur in 1974
By 1989, Mr. Amissah-Arthur and Matilda were happily married with two children as seen in this picture
Mr. Amissah-Arthur taking a handshake at a programme in 1987
Mr. Amissah-Arthur with Gobind Nankani in 1990s
Mr and Mrs. Amissah-Arthur in 1996
Mr. and Mrs. Amissah-Arthur with their two children
Mr. Amissah-Arthur at the graduation of Kwesi from the Medical School in July 2004
Family holiday in April 2006
At his daughter’s graduation
At the graduation ceremony of his nephew Kwesi Abaidoo in 2006
Family affair
Amissah-Arthur at Kwesi and Maame’s wedding in 2007 with his brother Jabesh
Father and son in November 2007
At Kwesi and Maame’s wedding in December 2007
Mr. Amissah-Arthur with the late PV Obeng in the 1990s
December 2007, in a handshake with Sam Akyianu
Mr.Amissah-Arthur with his sister, Laura in August 2008
Mr and Mrs Amissah-Arthur in February 2008
The couple at a function in Lagos in May 2008
At his mother’s 80th birthday in November 2008

The couple with their daughter in January 2009
Mr. Amissah-Arthur with Rev and Mrs Hutchful in June 2009
Mr. Amissah-Arthur in October 2009 when he got BoG appointment
Family affair in October 2009
Happy moment! Mr. Arthur with his aunt, cousin and sisters Euphemia and Cecilia in December 2011
Mr. Amissah-Arthur cutting his 60th birthday celebration cake in 2011
At his 60th birthday celebration
A cherished moment for grandpa! Mr. Amissah-Arthur with his granddaughter Emily in December 2011

Mr. Amissah-Arthur with his mother, siblings, niece and nephew in January 2012
Family it is! This was in August 2012
Celebrating granddaughter’s birthday in May 2015
The ever-smiling Amissah-Arthur
September 2013 with his daughter
The pride of every father! Amissah-Arthur walking his daughter down the isle
Mr.Amissah-Arthur was indeed a happy man almost all the time as captured in this picture in October 2015
His smile was as gentle as his person and perhaps soul
At his grandson’s christening in April 2017
With his grandson Kwamena in April 2017
Mr. and Mrs Amissah-Arthur in September 2017
Matilda always gave him a shoulder to lean on
With such a wonderful family the couple in January 2018 posed for this memorable picture with their grandchildren
Another perfect picture of with his grandchildren in 2018 and this will be his last as he goes to his maker on July 27

By 3news.com|Ghana

By Lorlornyofm July 28, 2018 08:05
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  1. Sammy Abima-Blessie July 30, 06:15

    Hmmm! Those that the gods love, they kill young. The late vice president was 67 but to some of us, he was still young. He lead a serene and an exemplary life. We must certainly learn lessons from the way the man led his life. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

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