Former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, has passed away.
He is reported to have died on Wednesday evening at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after a short illness.
Information reaching Allnewgh.com revealed that the renowned lawyer-cum-politician died after testing positive for the novel Coronavirus.
He is reported to have been undergoing treatment at the ICU of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital where he encountered complications.
Sir John was the CEO of the Forestry Commission until his death..
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo appointed him the CEO of the Forestry Commission in March 2017.
Minutes after the news of his passing was announced, Eugene Arhin, Communications Director for the President shared a tribute.
“RIP Sir John…Till we meet again,” he wrote on Facebook.