The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has denied reports making rounds that the Members of Parliament for Ahanta West and Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Ebenezer Kojo Kum, is dead.
Reacting to the development in an interview on the Accra-based Power FM on Wednesday (9 March), Issah Fuseini, the Western Regional director of communications for the NPP said the report is false.
“He is doing well,” Fuseini said. “I don’t know what people want to achieve with these reports.”
Asked when the NPP MP for Ahanta West will be returning to Parliament, Fuseini said, “I can’t tell when he is reporting to Parliament.”
Kum was born on 4 April 1967 in Takoradi. He hails from Dixcove in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region.
He is a lawyer. He first won the seat in 2016 after he beat the late George Kwame Aboagye of the National Democratic Congress. In the 2020 election, he retained the seat for the NPP.
He obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree and a diploma in education from the University of Cape Coast, and a barrister at law from the Ghana School of Law.
Kum was the deputy director/principal cultural officer/senior cultural officer at the Centre for National Culture from 1992 to 2005.
He also served at Kendicks Law Firm as a junior lawyer from 2000 to 2002, as an associate partner from 2002 to 2007 as well as general manager from 2007 to 2016.
He is married with one child.
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