University of Ghana to hold Maiden Amissah-Arthur Economic Forum

An Economic Forum will be held in memory of the late former Vice President, Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur on Friday, 28th June 2019.

The forum is part of events outlined to mark the first anniversary of the sudden sad demise of the late former Vice President.

Amissah-Arthur died on 29th June 2018 at the 37 Millitary hospital after reportedly collapsing at the Air Force Gym during his routine morning workout session.

In a statement copied to, organizers said the forum will seek to champion the ideals for which K.B Amissah-Arthur stood.

“There will be a keynote address by Prof Charles C. Soludo the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. The forum will include a discussion by a panel comprising of eminent Ghanaian business leaders and economists who will hold discourse focused on inclusive and sustainable solutions to the challenges facing our country – Making Sense of Economic,” the statement explained.

The forum is being organized in collaboration with the Economics Department of the University of Ghana where the late Vice President spent part of his early life as a lecturer.

As part of the forum, there will be a named chair at the University of Ghana with a continuous endowment and a yearly PhD award instituted by his family.

The endowed chair will fund the research activities of a good- quality, ambitious academic in the Economics Department whiles the yearly PhD award will enhance the learning opportunities of an intelligent and worthy PhD student within the Economics Department of the University of Ghana.

  1. B Amissah-Arthur was a former Deputy Minister of finance, a former Governor of the Central Bank and subsequently an economic consultant.

During his time as Vice President he chaired the Economic Management Team and organized the Senchi Economic Forum, where stakeholder consultation was sought to address some of the challenges of the time and come up with practical solutions to these problems.

The First K B Amissah- Arthur Economic Forum is open to the public and will be held at the Auditorium Cedi centre of the Economics Department, University of Ghana.

“On the first anniversary of his sudden demise, come and join us, in honor of his memory, as we engage the public in thinking holistically about Ghana’s economic growth and how we can influence it positively for our greater good through home-grown solutions and research,” the statement indicated.