Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur Sworn In As Vice President
Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur
Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has been sworn in as Vice President of the Republic of Ghana. This is in accordance with article 60 of the 1992 Constitution.
He was sworn in by the Chief Justice, Mrs Georgina Wood after going through a rigorous vetting process by the Appointments Committee of Parliament.
The Committee by consensus approved the Presidents nominee for the Vice Presidency.
The Chairman of the Committee, Edward Doe Adjaho moved the motion for the House to approve the report of the Appointments Committee.
The motion was seconded by the Minority leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu.
Mr Amissah-Arthur first swore an oath of allegiance administered by the Chief Justice and the oath of the Vice President.
Meanwhile, Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has expressed happiness at the unity shown by Ghanaians following the sudden death of President Mills.
In his acceptance speech as the Vice President, Mr Amissah Arthur was grateful to President John Mahama for nominating him to the high office.
"Proud to be Ghanaian" - This was the phrase on the lips of MPs who attended the short but impressive swearing in ceremony of Vice President Kwesi Amissah Arthur.
Speaking to Radio Ghana, the MPs said Ghana has won in the long run as its democracy has further been entrenched in the world.
MP for Ablekuma South Fritz Baffour said the smooth transition process indicates that Ghana has come of age.
The MP for Mpraeso, Seth Kwame Acheampong said the country has done well in upholding the Constitution.
The MP for New Juabeng South Beatrice Boateng said democracy has come out victorious.
The Deputy Minister for Women and Children's Affairs, Hajia Hawawu Boya Gariba said the smooth transition of the President and his Vice makes Ghana the right investment destination.
In a related development, Dignitaries who graced the swearing in of Vice President Amissah-Arthur have also commended the country for upholding the tenets of the Constitution.
In separate interviews, they told Radio Ghana, that the country has once again become a beacon of hope even in her trying times.
A Presidential Advisor, Dr. Christina Amoako-Nuamah says Ghana has demonstrated her maturity.
A Lecturer at GIMPA Prof. Kwamena Ahwoi said Ghana's uniqueness continues to stand tall.
Expressing her excitement a niece of the Vice President, Kukua Awotwi said Mr. Amissah-Arthur has always had the country at heart.
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