The National Executive of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) led the party’s national chairman, Freddie Blay, to pay a visit to the residence of Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, the former general secretary of the party who passed away on Thursday 2 July.
The visit on Friday gave the NPP executives an opportunity to commiserate with the immediate bereaved family of the late NPP boss.
Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as “Sir John”, was a lifelong stalwart of the NPP tradition and a figure whose presence loomed large in the party even after he stepped down as general secretary.
Sir John’s demise shook Ghanaian politics. Tributes have poured in since his death, praising his extraordinary attributes and recalling his humorous disposition, which endeared him to all.
Out in full force
On behalf of the delegation of NPP executives and the national party, Freddie Blay, John Boadu and Sammi Awuku signed a book of condolence opened in honour of the late former general secretary. The delegation also donated an undisclosed sum of money to the family and assured them of the party’s commitment to supporting them in these trying times.
The delegation included the NPP national chairman; the general secretary, John Boadu; the NPP’s first national vice-chairperson, Rita Talata Asobayire; Michael Omari Wadie, third national vice-chairman; Kwabena Abankwa Yeboah, national treasurer; and Sammi Awuku, national organiser.
Other members of the delegation were Abdul Aziz Futah, national Nasara co-ordinator; Kate Gyamfua, national women’s organiser; Evans Nimako, director of research and elections; Collins Nuamah, director of finance and administration; joint deputy director of NPP communications Maame Yaa Aboagye; Maame Afia Akoto, joint deputy chief executive of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC); and Lydia Atiemo, a deputy chief executive of the Youth Employment Agency.