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Time With David Interview with Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur #TimeWithDavid
“My husband did not go into politics; politics found him”. In this episode of Time With David, my guest is the wife of the late Vice President, Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur. He was an economist, academic and politician and the fifth Vice-President of Ghana’s 4th republic. Previously he was Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009-2012, and was later sworn in as Vice President on August 6th, 2012. Sadly he passed away on Friday June 29th 2018. He died at the age of 67. I spoke with his wife to find out what really happened on that fateful day, and to find out how she has been doing since then. Matilda Amissah Arthur talks about how close she and her husband were. They were extremely close. She spoke about how her husband was a ‘stickler for health’. He would regularly go for check ups at the hospital, he regularly exercised and he seemed pretty healthy. The news of his death was devastating. She spoke about how so many conspiracy theories had come up following his death and how people who would try to offer some sympathy often came across as insensitive. She also spoke about Ghanaian cultural practices when deaths occur and how many of these practices need to be reconsidered. She said grieving is something that doesn’t really ever end but it evolves. She spoke about how up to this day she is still mourning her husband’s death. This was a very touching interview. There are many things Matilda Amissah Arthur said that we can all learn from, because the death of a loved one is something we will experience at some point in our lives. Follow Time with David to stay updated: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TimeWithDavid/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/TimeWithDavid Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/timewithdavid/ Website - https://www.timewithdavid.online
Hot Issues interview with Nana Akuffo Addo & John Mahama in 2000.
In the year 2000, TV3 asked me to start a new program to examine political issues, since we were in election year. I suggested Burning Issues, which was changed to Hot Issues when I was overruled. The rest is history. Now watch the following Hot Issues interview with "two gentlemen", one from the NDC, and one from the NPP, after the first round of the elections, when things were tense!
Time With David Interview With Dr Kofi Apreku
Kofi Apreku came across as a competent minister. He was named President Kufuor’s Minister for Trade when the NPP government first came to office in the year 2000. In so many of these interviews from the past it is amazing to see how much of what we were trying to achieve, we are still trying to achieve. For example I press him about why Ghana had a trade deficit with almost every country it traded with and the answer : too much import. too little export. What has changed?
Time With David Interview with Patrick Awuah founder of Ashesi University
Ten years ago, I interviewed Patrick Awuah whom I really admire for what he's done with Ashesi University. I wanted to know what in his view constitutes a good education and how Ghana's education could be improved for all. He had some fascinating ideas. Enjoy!
Time With David Interview with Nana Ohene Ntow, General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party.
Nana Ohene Ntow is an outstanding journalist who I first met at GBC. He was the host of "Talking Point", one of GBC's best news and current affairs programs for a long time. If you ask me what interviewer inspired me, it is Nana Ohene Ntow. Nana was later to become the General Secretary of the NPP, and in this interview which I did in 2007, he speaks about what inspired him to pursue a political career.