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THE MIGHTY OAK TREE HAS FALLEN – MR. KWADWO OWUSU AFRIYIE PASSES ON TO ETERNAL GLORY
Posted: 17 Aug 2020

               

 

 

THE MIGHTY OAK TREE HAS FALLEN – MR.  KWADWO OWUSU AFRIYIE PASSES ON TO ETERNAL GLORY

 Scores of dozens of people from all walks of life thronged the township of Sakora Wonoo in the Kwabre East District of the Ashanti Region on July 22 2020, most of them on a fact finding mission.

Most of them heard the news of the sudden demise of Mr. Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, Chief Executive of Forestry Commission, and were in great doubt. So they decided to go and find out the truth or otherwise of that information on that day. Others also accepted the news in good faith and went to Sakora Wonoo to mourn the beloved Sir John on the one week observation of his death.

The giant bill boards erected along the road to Sakora Wonoo lent credence to the fact that it is indeed true; Mr. Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie is gone to be with the Lord.

The demise of Mr. Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie affectionately called “Sir John” or   “Wofa” was a bolt from the blue to all. The one week observation saw a lot of dignitaries from the country passing through to commiserate with the family.

 Tributes have been pouring in from home and abroad, for the late Chief Executive before his family marked the one week commiseration. The Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and the Second Lady Mrs. Samaria Bawumia, Mr. Asiedu Nketiah, General Secretary of NDC; Dr. Kwame Addo-Kufuor, Board Chairman of Social Security National Insurance Trust; the Deputy Sector Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. Benito Owusu Bio; executives from various political parties mostly the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC), the Board Chairman of FC, Brigadier-General (Rtd) Joseph Odei and all members of the Forestry Commission Board; Mr. John Allotey, Deputy Chief Executive of FC; executive directors of the various divisions, directors, heads of units and staff were present. The mourners were clad in red and black clothes to signify that they were grieved as they openly shed uncontrollable tears. During the Commiseration, all safety protocols for COVID-19 were strictly adhered to.

Also present at Sakora Wonoo to mourn Lawyer Owusu Afriyie included traditional leaders, the clergy, media practitioners, musicians, actors and his classmates from Ghana School of Law. The support and love from well-wishers to the family was immeasurable which signified the great impact he made on earth.

In an interview with the Deputy Sector Minister, Hon. Benito Owusu Bio, he expressed his deepest condolence to staff of the Commission for the loss of their CE. He advised staff to try and emulate the zeal with which Mr. Owusu Afriyie performed his duties and strive for more. He described Sir John as the game changer of the Commission, who brought all stakeholders on board to be a united and big family and through that he was able to achieve most of the objectives and the projections that the Ministry set for the Commission as goals. In his assertion, he emphasised that Mr. Owusu Afriyie was a good leader and prayed that God takes care of his family and children.

Brigadier General (Rtd.) Joseph Odei, Board Chairman of FC, disclosed that the loss of Mr. Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie is very sad. He expects workers of the Commission to

swallow.

The presence of people from diversified backgrounds from this country who attended the commiseration was a demonstration of the great legacy of Mr. Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie. He really left his footprints in the sands of time.

SIR JOHN, DAMIRIFA DUE,

WOFA, DUE NE AMANEHUNU!!!!!!!

                      

 

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