President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that he received the news of the death of Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, with great shock and deep sadness.
Sir John, who is a former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), is reported to have died on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at the Intensive Care Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19.
President Akufo-Addo, in a Facebook post, eulogized Sir John who, until his death, was the CEO of the Forestry Commission. The President described him as a passionate devotee of the Danquah-Dombo-Busia political tradition and a great member of the NPP.
“Energetic, ebullient, jovial, with an exceptional sense of humour, and possessing a limitless store of folktales and proverbs, he affected positively every person with whom he came into contact. He was truly unforgettable, and our party and government owe him an immense debt for his work and commitment,” President Akufo-Addo stated.
“My wife Rebecca and I extend our deepest condolences to his entire family… Sir John, we will never forget you!!” he added.
Below is the post by President Akufo-Addo:
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