The former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Lawyer Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie alias Sir John’s last public interview was on Accra-based Asempa Fm, a subsidiary of the Multimedia Group.
According to a post by a host of late afternoon political show dubbed “Eko sii sen”, Philip Osei Bonsu, he was reacting to kicking against the comeback of John Dramani Mahama in 2020
But in response he was quoted to have said “the comeback of John Mahama is not a threat to us. We will not go to harvest Cocoyam leafs and go with knives but our hands. John Mahama is dizzy he has not regained himself”
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Forestry Commission died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on Wednesday where he was on admission receiving treatment after being tested positive for COVID-19.
Sources reveal that he had been put in a ventilator but could not still make it in view of the fact he had some underlining health condition.
About Sir John
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 then 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.
Afriyie entered into private law practice in 1981. During the John Agyekum Kufour administration, he was appointed head of legal services at the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation.
He was later made to act as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the corporation.
While managing his firm, Afriyie was also actively engaged in Ghanaian politics.
He served as the General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party from 2010 to 2014.
He lost his bid to secure a second term to Kwabena Agyapong.