Sir John christened as Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie was born within the Ashanti Area of Ghana.
He attended Seventh Day Adventist Secondary Faculty in Bekwai from the place he obtained his GCE Bizarre degree certificates.
He then proceeded to acquire his GCE Superior degree certificates from Konongo Odumase Secondary Faculty in Konongo.
Mr Owusu Afriyie was admitted to review political science on the College of Ghana after which he enrolled on the Ghana Faculty of Legislation the place he graduated with Bachelor of Legal guidelines (LLB). He was then admitted as a solicitor and counsel for the Supreme Courtroom of Ghana.
Sir John entered into non-public legislation follow in 1981. In the course of the John Agyekum Kufuor administration, he was appointed head of authorized companies on the Ghana Nationwide Petroleum Company (GNPC).
He was later made to behave because the Deputy Chief Government Officer of the company. Whereas managing his agency, Afriyie was additionally actively engaged in Ghanaian politics.
He served because the Normal Secretary of the NPP from 2010 to 2014. He misplaced his bid to safe a second time period to Kwabena Agyei Agyapong.
He was additionally the CEO of the Forestry Fee from March 2019 until his demise.