- The one-week ceremony of the late NPP stalwart happened in his hometown, Sakora Wonoo in the Ashanti Region
- Dr Bawumia and his wife led the delegation to commiserate with the family of the deceased
- The former NPP general secretary passed at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on July 1, 2020
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Tributes have been pouring in for the late CEO of the Forestry Commission lawyer, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, as his family marked a one-week commiseration on Wednesday, July 22.
Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia led a delegation of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to the Ashanti Region town of Sakora Wonoo to condole with the grieving family amid strict COVID-19 hygiene and safety protocols.
Some of them shared fond memories of the late General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party.
A former Member of Parliament for Bantama, Henry Kwabena Kokofu, said nobody can discount the late Sir John's contribution to Ghana politics.
The Forestry Commission has lost a gem. He was someone who aspires to inspire and we’ve lost him.
The leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), led by its General Secretary, Asiedu Nketia, also graced the occasion to commiserate with the bereaved family.
Speaking on behalf of the NDC delegation, the Ashanti Regional Secretary of the party, Kwame Zu, described Afriyie as a politician who was loved by all, irrespective of their political differences.
Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie died after testing positive for COVID-19 on July 1, 2020. His sudden death shook members of the political space.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that research and data have revealed that about six health sector workers in Ghana have been infected by the deadly COVID-19 virus since its outbreak in Ghana on March 12, 2020.
This translates into a total of 779 health workers contracting the disease in Ghana. According to a statement released by health professionals and their unions, at least nine of their members have died from COVID-19.
Senior Minister, Osafo-Maafo, tests positive for COVID-19:
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