Nana Obiri Boahen, a Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has stated that the late Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, also known as Sir John, collected too much fortune in his three years in office.
The publication of late Sir John’s Will sparked a frenzy among Ghanaians about the assets he left to his descendants, including a portion of the Achimota forest reserve, which the government dismissed as not for sale.
Ghanaians lambasted the late General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), accusing him of amassing wealth using his official position.
According to Obiri Boahen, Sir John’s acquisition of too many properties in such a short period of time as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Forestry Commission has raised eyebrows and worries among the general public.
“If within a period of about three years he was able to amass this wealth, what about those who still hold positions? Properties within a matter of three years are too much. So it should be a source of concern.” Obiri Boahen said.
In an interview on Kumasi-based Sompa radio, he said “I’m not in support of it else people would hurl insults at me and tag me as a bad person. They will also say I support crime.“
“He is dead now, but there are others who are still living who are CEOs among others, have we dealt about that too?” he asked.