Brother of the late President John Evans Attack Mills has described as shocking the death of former Vice President H.E. Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur.

The former Vice President died at the 37 military hospital Friday Morning after he reportedly collapsed at the Air Force base gym.

But Samuel Atta Mills in an interview on Adom News described the late former President as a refined politician by all standards.

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According to him, the relationship between him and the late former vice president was very strong that he (Amissah) was fond of him till his demise.

“He was a very lovely guy. He was my senior in Secondary school and he used to play practical jokes on me. One of the things I always remember most was that when I was in secondary school, he used to send me to buy koko and bofrot every morning.

“Even when I was in the Castle he did the same thing to me sending me to buy him koko and I think it was fun and I enjoyed it a lot. He also used to protect me from the bullies when we used to be in secondary school and I choose to remind him as a great man” he recounted.

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Amissah-Arthur was an economist, academic and politician who was the sixth Vice-President of Ghana, in office from 6 August 2012 until 7 January 2017, under President John Dramani.

Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, born April 29, 1951, was an economist, academic and politician who was the sixth Vice-President of Ghana, in office from August 6, 2012, until January 7, 2017, under President John Dramani Mahama.

Previously he was Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012.

He was sworn in as Vice-President on August 6, 2012, following vetting by the Parliament of Ghana.

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He was nominated by President John Dramani Mahama to be the vice-president a week after Mahama himself was sworn in. This followed the sudden death of John Atta Mills on July 24, 2012.

Amissah-Arthur is married to Matilda Amissah-Arthur with two children. He is a Christian and is known to worship at the Calvary Methodist Church at Adabraka in Accra.