The Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie popularly known as Sir John has died.

Reports say the former General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra Wednesday after contracting COVID-19.

Presidential spokesperson Eugene Arhin has confirmed the demise of the NPP stalwart in a Facebook post.


Kojo Afriyie was born in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. 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.

 He was admitted to study political science at the University of Ghana. He then enrolled at the Ghana School of Law where he graduated with Bachelor of Laws. After this he was admitted as a solicitor and counsel for the Supreme Court of Ghana.


Source: Ghana/