Former President John Mahama has mourned the departed former General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie also known as Sir John.
In a Facebook post, the NDC Flagbearer wrote: “My condolences to the family of our dear brother, and my good friend, Sir John, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie. He was a feisty and intriguing politician who brought lots of interesting moments to our political discourse. I also extend my condolences to the entire New Patriotic Party (NPP) family for this painful loss”.
Sir John died Wednesday at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after he reportedly contracted COVID-19. Until his demise, Sir John was the Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission.
In a tribute, the NPP said: “The party is indeed saddened by his passing, and accordingly, extends its condolence to his immediate family particularly his wife and children for this incalculable loss.
“The NPP equally commiserates with his close associates in the party as well as workers of the Forestry Commission and indeed the rest of the nation for the loss of such a great national asset.
“As a mark of respect in honour of his memory, the NPP directs that all party flags at the National Headquaters and in the respective Regions and Constituencies be flown at half-mast for the next seven days.
“May the soul of our dearly departed find comfort in God’s bosom and may the family he left behind and indeed all of us in the party and beyond find fortitude to bear this great loss.”