op government officials on Wednesday, July 22, joined hundreds of mourners to mark the one-week celebration of the passing of Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, in his home town in Ashanti Region.
Vice -President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, his wife Samira Bawumia, Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Opare and the NPP General Secretary John Boadu led a host of government appointees to the rites.
The Kwabre Municipality town of Sakora Wonoo was the scene of a milling crowd, as politicians, public servants, media personnel gathered to commiserate with the family of the late Mr. Owusu Afriyie.
The former General Secretary of the NPP, also known as Sir John past on July 1, 2020 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after a short illness.
The one week rites, held strictly under Covid-19 safety protocols.
NPP bigwigs, including Stephen Amoah, the Chief Executive of the Microfinance And Small Loans Company(MASLOC), National Youth Organizer, Henry Nana Boakye and NADMO Boss, Eric Nana Agyemang Prempeh eulogized late Sir John for nurturing many young politicians, currently in leadership positions.
“He’s been a pillar; he’s been a huge pillar. A lot of promising young persons went through his hands. Myself, Sammy Awuku, Anthony Abayifa Karbo, Owiredu-the Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister, Martin Agyei Mensah Korsah, Perry Okudzeto; I can mention a tall list, Charles Owusu and many, many more,” says NPP Youth Organizer, Nana Boakye.