The Host of ‘With All Due Respect’ on Loud Silence Radio Kevin Ekow Badioo Taylor angrily fired at individuals most especially members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government for prioritizing Sir John’s death over other Coronavirus deaths in the Country.
According to him, Ghana has recorded over one hundred and fifteen (115) novel Coronavirus deaths before the death of the former NPP General Secretary the late Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, but it seems people are considering his death more heartbreaking and important than other Coronavirus patients who died in the past.
The controversial journalist added that, equal respect have to be given to every individual who died from the deadly Coronavirus pandemic regardless of the person’s position and status.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Forestry Commission who was the former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie popularly known as Sir John’s death was announced on Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 by some prominent personalities of NPP.
According to reports, he died Wednesday evening at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra after a short ailment of COVID-19.
“Before the death of Sir John Ghana had recorded over 115 deaths, With all due respect to Sir Johns family I don’t think the death of Sir John should be considered heartbreaking than the other souls we have lost through covid-19 as a nation. I think it’s about time we started treating humans ( Ghanaians) the same irrespective of the position they hold, that’s the only way people we have in power will respects we the citizens and do the right thing. With the greatest of respect to Sir John, today he is also one of the statistics. #focus #ripsirjohn” He explained.
Read below some social media reactions by some government officials and others.