The Leadership of parliament has admonished the public to take a cue from the sudden demise of Forestry Commission CEO, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, alias Sir John vis a vis the covid-19 scare.
According to the Majority leader, the death of the former General Secretary of the ruling NPP must be a reminder of the existence and threat of Coronavirus.
“Mr Speaker on this occasion I think it’s important to remind all of us that this ailment is indeed real, very devastating…” Mr Kyei Mensah-Bonsu advised.
The former General Secretary of the NPP lost his life yesterday to Covid-19 at Korle Bu.
Speaking on the floor of parliament, the leadership of both sides, as well as the Speaker took turns to mourn with the family of the late Sir John.
All three leaders of the legislature paid glowing tribute to the deceased politician and made some fond memories of his political life.
Sir John died Wednesday at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after he reportedly contracted COVID-19.
Until his demise, Sir John was the Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission.
Meanwhile a statement signed by the General Secretary of the ruling NPP, John Boadu said the NPP and the nation has lost an asset.
The party also extended its condolence to his immediate family particularly his wife and children for this incalculable loss.
“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.