Ghana’s Forestry Commission Boss Sir John Dies After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Former CEO of Forestry Commission, Johnson Kwadwo Afriyie

Accra, Ghana, July 1, 2020//-Former General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, is dead after testing positive for COVID-19.

He succumbed to complications of the disease while undergoing treatment at the ICU of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, according to local media reports.

Until his death, Sir John was the CEO of the Forestry Commission.

Mr Owusu Afriyie became CEO of the Forestry Commission in March 2018 after he was appointed to that position by President Akufo-Addo.

The lawyer cum politician had previously served as general secretary of the governing party between 2010 and 2014.


Sir John was born in the Ashanti Region of Ghana and 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.

Mr Owusu Afriyie was admitted to study political science at the University of Ghana after which he enrolled at the Ghana School of Law where he graduated with Bachelor of Laws.

Mr Owusu Afriyie was then admitted as a solicitor and counsel for the Supreme Court of Ghana.

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