Veep Bawumia Mourns Sir John

(L-R) Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie (Sir John) and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia shaking hands and smiling

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has extended his condolences to the family of Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John.

The 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 from COVID-19-related complications.

Following the announcement of the death of Sir John, Dr Bawumia indicated in a tweet that he had spoken to him on Tuesday and was surprised to hear the sad news.

“I spoke with Sir John only yesterday [Tuesday] but little did I know that was our last conversation,” he wrote.

Dr Bawumia also described Sir John who, until his death, was the CEO of the Forestry Commission as a good man who will be missed.

“Sir John was a good man who truly paid his dues to the Party and Ghana. I will miss him.”

Tweet by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

Other government officials including the Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah and the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin have also shared their condolences.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, however, is yet to speak on the death of Sir John.


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