Fmr Forestry Commission Boss Sir John goes home; Ghanaians react to his tomb

Ghanaian social media users have reacted to the tomb of the former boss of the Forestry Commission popularly known as Sir John.

The final funeral rites for the late politician were held Thursday at his hometown Sakra Wonoo as dignitaries and politicians bid him farewell.

Sir Johyn laid in state
Pic Credit: Joy News

President, Nana Akufo-Addo, his vice, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, and the General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah went to mourn with Sir John’s family.

But Ghanaians have been reacting to the luxurious tomb of the former general secretary of the NPP.



Meanwhile former deputy minister for Ashanti region, Joseph Yamin has eulogized Sir John, saying he was always there to help others irrespective of their political party affiliation.

“He loves to call everyone niece/nephew regardless of his or her age. He has some sort of aura around him and if you don’t know him so well you might think he’s arrogant from afar, no- that is not his personality” he stressed.

Speaking to Power News, the former deputy minister expressed fond memories with the late politician,

“ I remember, NPP Hopeson Adorye assaulted NDC Communication person on radio and we took the case to court. Sir John “killed” the case at one point. He called me and asked that we drop the case and settle it out of court, he is a peacemaker and this is the person we are burying today. It’s sad, indeed he deserves a befitting burial.” he said.

Lawyer, Rtd Captain Nkrabea Effah Dartey has also described Sir John as a fine gentleman who deserves to be emulated.

Some members of Youth In Afforestation with a heavy heart expressed their sadness and commended Sor John for the policy he’s implemented as they paid their last respect at the funeral grounds.

The late Sir John is said to have died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 after a bout with Covid-19.


By Princess Arita Anim||Ghana

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