Tributes: ‘You served our nation well’ – Wontumi, Blay others eulogise Sir John


The Ashanti Regional chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako, has described the late Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission as a man who “served our nation well”.

Known as Sir John, the former General Secretary of the NPP died Wednesday night in Accra after contracting Covid-19.

The late Sir John died at the age of 77.

In a Facebook post Boasiako aka Wontumi wrote: “R.I.P Sir John! You served our nation well.”

News of the sudden demise of Sir John has shocked many Ghanaians, especially the rank and file of the governing party.

Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia in a Facebook post said: “I spoke with Sir John only yesterday but little did I know that was our last conversation. Sir John was a good man who truly paid his dues to the party and mother Ghana. I will miss him.”

Other tributes:

Freddy Blay, NPP National Chairman writes:

I have received with profound sadness, news of the passing of Lawyer Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie, Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission and a former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party.

Sir John, as he was affectionately called was an avowed patriot who dedicated his life to the service of his party and nation.

His demise is a huge loss to both the party and government.

My heartfelt condolences to his family and the entire NPP fraternity.

Rest in peace, Sir John.

Boakye Agyarko, Former Energy Minister Writes;

Three times in a row, the NPP heart is stabbed and bleeding. Can I dare ask what is amiss? And Sir John, our only Sir has also succumbed to this painful death.

Onua, you enriched all of us and added such colour to our lives. You will be sorely missed. You have slipped the surly bounds of earth into the warm eternal embrace of your God.

We shall forever hold you dear in our hearts and take courage from your life.

May the merciful God keep you in His rest.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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