Former General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, has died.

He passed on at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after a short illness.

He is reported to have died after testing positive for Covid-19.

Mr Owusu Afriyie was appointed CEO of the Forestry Commission in March 2018 by President Akufo-Addo.

A trained lawyer, he previously served as general secretary of the governing party between 2010 and 2014.


Sir John was born in the Ashanti Region and he attended Seventh Day Adventist Secondary School in Bekwai from where he obtained his GCE Ordinary level certificate.

He proceeded to obtain his GCE Advanced level certificate from Konongo Odumase Secondary School in Konongo.

Mr Owusu Afriyie was admitted to study political science at the University of Ghana after which he enrolled at the Ghana School of Law where he graduated with Bachelor of Laws.

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