Among the mourners were President John Dramani Mahama, Vice President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, former President John Agyekum Kufuor, and other dignitaries.
The funeral attracted Ministers of State, Members of Parliament, Members of the Diplomatic Corps and politicians from all walks of life.
President Mahama in a tribute read by Mr Mahama Ayariga, Minister for information and Media Relations said, Harry lived a fulfilled life by executing his duties professionally.
He said the late Sawyerr was an initiator whose performance in the political arena would never erode in the minds of Ghanaians, and generations to come, especially for initiating the importation of TATA buses into the country and the institution of the best Teachers' Awards that are still functioning in the country.
He added:'It was during his tenure as Minister for Education that the Best Teacher Awards scheme started. Indeed there are so many other things that Uncle Harry will be remembered for.™
The late Harry Sawyerr who started his primary education at the Abokobi Presbyterian Primary School between 1932 and 1937, died at the age of 87, after having served the country as a Minister of Transport during Dr Hilla Limann's administration.
He also served as a Minister of Education during the Jerry John Rawlings administration, and was renowned as the first Minister of Education to introduce the best Teachers' Awards into the country.
During his era as the Minister of Transport in the Limann regime, the late Harry Sawyerr made a significant impact in the sector by introducing the TATA buses into the country, that were used within cities popularly known as green line and city express buses.
He also served as the Vice Chairman of the Council of Elders of the National Democratic Congress after having formed his own political party, the New Generation Movement until he formed an alliance with the People's National Party in the 1979 general election.
He was the first President of the Ghana Institute of Surveyors, and also a Valuer and private practitioner in surveying and instrumental in the formation of the Nigerian Institute of Surveyors.
He left behind a widow; Esther Sawyerr, 11children and 31 grand-children, some of whom are currently serving the nation in different capacities.
Tributes were also read on behalf of his wife, his children, grandchildren and all sympathisers.