- Ghanaians pay tribute to NPP's Sir John
- Vice President Bawumia has eulogised the former NPP general secretary
- Sir John died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital of COVID-19
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Tributes are pouring in following the sudden demise of the CEO of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie.
Popularly known as Sir John, the NPP stalwart died of COVID-19 on Wednesday evening, 1 July, in Accra.
Ghanaians and some politicians have been paying tribute to the late lawyer.
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Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, described Sir John as a man who served his party and Ghana diligently.
“I spoke with Sir John only yesterday but little did I know that was our last conversation. Sir John was a good man who truly paid his dues to the party and mother Ghana. I will miss him,” he stated.
“My heartfelt condolences to his family," Dr. Bawumia wrote on social media.
Below are some more tributes from Ghanaians on social media:
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YEN.com.gh earlier reported the deputy minister for trade and industry, Carlos Ahenkorah, and the New Patriotic Party's campaign manager, Peter Mac Manu, are reportedly on admission at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
A Citi News report indicates they both tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease otherwise known as COVID-19.
According to a report filed by Citi News, they are not the only NPP leaders who have tested positive for the virus as a number of government officials have tested positive for the virus.
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