Late John Kumah laid to rest

The late former Deputy Finance Minister and Member of Parliament for Ejisu Constituency, Dr John Ampontuah Kumah has been laid to rest in Kumasi.

Dr Kumah died at age 45 after a short illness.

3news’ William Evans Nkum reports that a high-powered government delegation led by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia joined the family to observe the final funeral rites of the late party stalwart.

John Kumah

The mortal remains laid in state
In a tribute, the Vice President recounted the support he received from the late lawmaker in his bid to become flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Funeral of late John Kumah
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

“True to his public pledge, John supported me strongly, campaigning with me everywhere in the country when I finally announced my decision to contest as flagbearer of the NPP. He desired to see me win the December elections, and I pray that God will grant his desires for me and the party and the country,” Dr Bawumia said.

Deputy Finance Minister dies
The late John Kumah
According to Evans Nkum, some regional officers of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the Founder of the Movement for Change, Alan Kyerematen, are present at the funeral to mourn with the family.

Early Life and Education

Born on August 4, 1978 (45 years ), in Ejisu Odaho, Ashanti Region, Ghana, he attended Opoku Ware School for his secondary education.

He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Philosophy from the University of Ghana (Legon). Earned an MBA (Finance) from GIMPA in 2009.

Obtained a Degree in Law (LLB) from the University of Ghana and a Professional Law Degree (BL) from the Ghana School of Law.
He completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Business Research from the Nobel International Business School in 2019 and received a Doctorate in Business Innovation from the Swiss Business School in Switzerland and a Masters in Applied Research (Business Innovation).


Admitted to the Ghana Bar as a Solicitor and Legal Practitioner in 2013.

Founding member and Managing Partner of Aduaprokye Chambers.

Founder of Majak Associates Ltd, a construction company.

CEO of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP) until 2020.

Served as the Deputy Minister of Finance until his demise.

Elected as the Member of Parliament for the Ejisu constituency in the 2020 general elections under the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

He was appointed Deputy Minister of Finance in April 2021.

Dr John Kumah held positions in various committees, including Vice Chairperson of the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee.


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