By Edward Acquah – Acrra Ghana
The West Africa Coordinator of the Pan African Federalist Movement (PAFM) and National Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Bernard Mornah has advocated the immortalisation of former vice president, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur and pledge the support of the PNC towards any initiative by government in line with the call.
Mr. Mornah believes the former vice president served the state in all social, political, and economic capacities which he argues, warrants his historic remembrance by the state and generations to come.
He explained his position by emphasising: “he rose to extraordinary heights and impacted in no small measure on our national agenda. He also contributed to our financial development when he worked at the Ministry of Finance. He also worked to improve the monetary systems and policies of our nation when he served as the Governor of the Bank of Ghana.”
“His rise to the position of a vice president and having performed some functions of a president is indicative of the service that he rendered for this country”
“The state owes it a duty to give him a befitting burial….We in the PNC will join in any national agenda that will immortalise the memory of the late vice president,” he said.
Mr. Mornah gave the remarks after leading some key members of the PNC to visit and commiserate with the family of the deceased at his residence in Accra on Wednesday.
He was accompanied by the Third vice chairperson of the PNC and former member of the Council of State, Hajara M. Alj Boya, the PNC’s Greater Accra Communications Director, Farudeen Yakubu and later joined by Atik Mohammed.
He further eulogised the former vice-president by describing him as a simple man who lived an extraordinary life.
“He is a simple man who lived an extraordinary life. His humility, condor, and public utterances as a politician gives hope that after all there are decent people in politics. He engaged in politics without insults and personality attacks. These are the models we need to learn from and not politicians who engage in foul language and casting of aspersions,” he said.
Ghana mourns the sudden demise of its surviving former vice president, Amissah-Arthur who kicked the bucket barely a week ago. As all flags continue to fly at half mast, his legacies will linger on in the hearts and minds of many.