John Kumah: Ghana’s deputy finance minister dies at 45

John Kumah
John Kumah

John Kumah, the Deputy Minister for Finance, has reportedly passed away, according to a source close to the family.

Family insiders say the 45-year-old MP’s demise followed a brief illness.

Kumah, the current Member of Parliament for Ejisu in the Ashanti Region, was not only a seasoned lawyer but also an entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in leadership, creativity, innovation, and job creation, as well as youth development.

As the inaugural Chief Executive Officer for the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP), he played a pivotal role in positioning NEIP as a key player in Ghana’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. Under his stewardship, the program witnessed significant milestones, including the training of 7,000 startups in 2018 through the Presidential Business Support Programme and the provision of funds to 1,350 beneficiaries.

Before his government service, Kumah was a founding member and Managing Partner of Aduaprokye Chambers, a prominent law firm. Additionally, he established Majak Associates Ltd, a reputable building and construction company.

In recognition of his academic achievements, John Ampontuah Kumah was conferred with a Doctorate in Business Innovation from the Swiss Business School in Switzerland in November 2020. Prior to that, he obtained a Masters in Applied Business Research from the same institution in 2019.

His educational journey also included a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Business Research from Nobel International Business School (NIBS) in 2019 and an Executive Masters degree in Business Administration (Finance) from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in 2009.

His academic foundation was laid at the University of Ghana, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with Philosophy, followed by a Bachelor of Law degree (LLB) in 2011, and a Professional Law Certificate from the Ghana School of Law in 2013. He was subsequently called to the Ghana Bar in 2013.

Beyond his professional and academic pursuits, John Kumah was deeply committed to serving humanity. He viewed his roles as an entrepreneur, lawyer, politician, and preacher as avenues to make meaningful contributions to society.

A devoted family man, John Kumah leaves behind six children and was married to Apostle Lilian Kumah. His untimely demise is a significant loss to Ghana’s political and entrepreneurial landscape.


Source: Daily Mail GH

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