Former CEO of Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, has been laid in state ahead of his official burial.

The funeral rites of the politician, popularly known as Sir John, is being held at the Sakora Wonoo Junior High School, in the Kwabre East District of the Ashanti Region where his family, friends and residents of the community, have filed past his remains to pay their last respect.

High-ranking politicians including the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia are later expected to attend the funeral to bid their colleague farewell.

Photos: Sir John laid in state

After the funeral rites, the mortal remains of the affable former NPP General Secretary will be sent to the Sakora Wonoo family cemetery.

Photos: Sir John laid in state

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.

Photos: Sir John laid in state
Photos: Sir John laid in state
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Photos: Sir John laid in state
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Photos: Sir John laid in state
Photos: Sir John laid in state
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Photos: Sir John laid in state
Photos: Sir John laid in state
Photos: Sir John laid in state
Photos: Sir John laid in state
Photos: Sir John laid in state
Photos: Sir John laid in state
Photos: Sir John laid in state
Photos: Sir John laid in state
Photos: Sir John laid in state
Photos: Sir John laid in state
Photos: Sir John laid in state
Photos: Sir John laid in state
Photos: Sir John laid in state
Photos: Sir John laid in state
Photos: Sir John laid in state
Photos: Sir John laid in state
Photos: Sir John laid in state
Photos: Sir John laid in state