Some roads around the Osu Cemetery and its environs will be closed temporarily for the funeral and burial of the late former Vice-President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, the Accra Regional Police Command has announced.

The affected roads are the Osu Cemetery Traffic Light, on the Lokko Street and the Castle road, from the AU Circle to Osu Cemetery Traffic Light.

The road will remain closed from Thursday, 26 July to Friday, 27 July 2018, and unmarked vehicles will not be permitted to park or drive through those routes.

Motorists from the Lokko Street towards the Castle road are advised to consider using the Ajumaku and Oxford Streets.

Likewise, traffic from the AU Circle towards the Castle road shall be diverted unto the Abdul Diouf and King Hassan roads.

The former vice president who served as a Governor of the Bank of Ghana between 2009 to 2012 passed away at age 67 on the  29th of June 2018 at the 37 Military Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Mr. Amissah-Arthur was reportedly jogging in the gym at the Air Force Gym where he collapsed.

He was the fifth Vice-President of the Fourth Republic and was in office from August 6, 2012, until January 7, 2017, under President John Dramani Mahama.

He also served as the Deputy Secretary for Finance in the PNDC government from February 1986 to March 1993.

From April 1993, he continued as the Deputy Minister for Finance in the under the Fourth Republic’s first government until March 1997.

He was survived by a wife and two children.