Audio: I'm a village boy who fears the sea - Sir John on why he rejected GPHA job

Audio: I'm a village boy who fears the sea - Sir John on why he rejected GPHA job

Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie, a former New Patriotic Party (NPP) general secretary, popularly known as Sir John, has described himself as a village boy who has fear for the sea.

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Audio: I'm a village boy; I fear the sea - Sir John on why he rejected GPHA job

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In an interview with an Accra-based radio station, Sir John said his phobia of the sea made him realise that the Ghana Ports and Harbours Job (GPHA), which President Akufo-Addo had purportedly shortlisted him for, was not meant for him.

He said as soon as he heard that Akufo-Addo was poised to name him GPHA boss, he went to the port to acquaint himself with the activities there, but the sight of the sea sent shivers down his spine.

Sir John said that there and then, he decided that he would reject the job.

“I didn’t know the sea was closer to my office so I said to myself, 'Sir John you don’t belong here'," he said.'

Listen to the audio below:

President Nana Akufo-Addo eventually appointed Sir John as the CEO of the Forestry Commission.

"I’m happy I have been chosen to head to Forestry Commission as someone from the Ashanti region to protect and manage the permanent forest estates and protected areas in the various ecological zones of the country," he said.

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