The New Patriotic party (NPP) has declared a week’s mourning in memory late former General Secretary, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie popularly known as ‘Sir John’.
The governing party has also directed its offices and branches across the country to fly the party’s flags at half mast in memory of the NPP kingpin.
The Chief Executive Officer of Forestry Commission died at the Intensive Care Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
The NPP in a statement said it received news of the passing of its former chief scribe “with profound shock and disbelief”.
It described Sir John as one who served the party with distinction in various capacities at all levels culminating in his election as the General Secretary, a position he held from 2010 to 2014.
“The party is indeed saddened by his passing, and accordingly, extends its condolence to his immediate family particularly his wife and children for this incalculable loss.
“The NPP equally commiserates with his close associates in the party as well as workers of the Forestry Commission and indeed the rest of the nation for the loss of such a great national asset,” the statement added.