The New Patriotic Party has directed that all regional and constituency offices fly party flags at half-mast for the next seven days in memory of the party’s former General Secretary, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John.
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.
A statement signed by the General Secretary of the 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.
“The NPP equally commiserates with his close associates in the party as well as workers of the Forestry Commission and indeed the rest of the nation for the loss of such a great national asset.
“As a mark of respect in honour of his memory, the NPP directs that all party flags at the National Headquaters and in the respective Regions and Constituencies be flown at half-mast for the next seven days.
“May the soul of our dearly departed find comfort in God’s bosom and may the family he left behind and indeed all of us in the party and beyond find fortitude to bear this great loss.”