Former NPP General Secretary and CEO of Forestry Commission Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie has died after suffering a short illness in Accra. News reaching nanansem.com suggests the death of staunch New Patriotic Party (NPP) member, Sir John.
Sources have told that Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie was admitted to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital last Thursday, 25th June, and he was moved to the ICU after he started experiencing breathing difficulties.
WHO WAS KWADWO OWUSU AFRIYIE
Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie (popularly known as Sir John) was a Ghanaian lawyer and politician. He has held several political positions including serving as general secretary of the New Patriotic Party. He was serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission of Ghana before his demise.
Early life and education
Kojo Afriyie was conceived in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He went to Seventh Day Adventist Secondary School in Bekwai from where he got his GCE Ordinary level endorsement. He continued to acquire his GCE Advanced level authentication from Konongo Odumase Secondary School in Konongo. He was confessed to considering political theory at the University of Ghana. He at that point enlisted at the Ghana School of Law where he graduated with Bachelor of Law. After this, he was conceded as a specialist and direction for the Supreme Court of Ghana.
Afriyie went into private law practice in 1981. During the John Agyekum Kufour organization, he was delegated head of legitimate administrations at the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation. He was later made to go about as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the partnership.
CEO of Forestry Commission
In March 2017, President Nana Akuffo-Addo selected Afriyie as CEO of the Forestry Commission. He supplanted Samuel Afari Dartey, whose term as the CEO had finished. His arrangement was amazing to numerous Ghanaians in view of numerous gossipy tidbits that he was connected to the situation of top of the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority. That position was given to Paul Asare Ansah. Afriyie later uncovered that the bits of gossip were valid however he had dismissed the arrangement because of his dread of the ocean. He expressed gratitude toward the president for the Forestry Commission arrangement and accepted that since he hailed from the woods zone of Ghana, he would have the option to have a more prominent effect here.
As CEO of the Forestry Commission, Afriyie’s activity was to direct the different open organizations that structure the divisions of the Commission. His first task as the top of the commission was to regulate the festival of World Forest Day which fell on 21 March 2017.