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Time With David Interview with Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur #TimeWithDavid
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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