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Meet The Deputy Finance Minister-Designate, John Ampontuah Kumah

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The President, Nana Addo Akufo-Addo on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, released the names of 39 deputy ministers in his second term.

The Finance Ministry has two nominees pending vetting and approval by Parliament. 

They are John Ampontuah Kumah, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin South, and Madam Abena Osei Asare also MP for Atiwa East.

Below is the profile of Mr. John Ampontuah Kumah

Born in 1978, 42 years old, John Ampontuah Kumah, popularly called Lawyer John Kumah, in Ejisu, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, is commonly described by his constituents as a man of integrity with a focus on job creation and inspires hope for the future in both young and old.

He is full of energy, courage, and determination to make a difference in his nation and the lives of his constituents, in contribution to fulfill the developmental agenda of the NPP government. All who know him are quick to speak about his trustworthiness in fulfilling his promises, his humility, and easy accessibility.

John Kumah has very humble beginnings, having been born and brought up by poor farming parents in Aduaprokye, a village in the Ejisu District of the Ashanti Region.

With sheer determination, he defied the obstacles in his life through education. After becoming a lawyer in 2013, he now holds a doctorate degree in Business Administration, with a specialty in Business Innovation from the Swiss Business School, Switzerland. He obtained a BA degree in Economics with Philosophy from the University of Ghana (Legon), and holds a double master’s – Applied Business Research from the Swiss Business School, and an Executive Masters in Business Administration (Finance) from GIMPA, Accra.

Mr. John Kumah, therefore, serves as a good example of determination to overcome odds in life and inspires hope in the youth, the poor, and the disadvantaged in society.

In his professional career, he was the founding Managing Director of Majak Associates Ltd, a building and construction firm with footprint construction projects all over Ghana. Upon becoming a lawyer, he founded the Aduaprokye Chambers, and was the Managing Partner of the law firm, until the President appointed him as CEO of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP) in 2017.

At the helm of NEIP, he oversaw the training of 45,000 start-ups in three years, under the Presidential Business Support Programme, and supported 10,000 beneficiaries, leading to the creation of numerous jobs for the youth all over the country.

He has over 17 years of continuous working and leadership experience which exhibit his creativity, innovation and resourcefulness in creating jobs, promoting entrepreneurship, and supporting youth development. He was adjudged the most Efficient, Prominent Government Appointee in 2018 and was listed among President Akufo Addo’s top 20 Most Humble and Respectful Appointees in 2019.

As a loyal member of the NPP, he has worked for the party from the grassroots since 1992. He is the founding father of the Young Patriots, a youth political activist and pressure group of NPP. He is a member of the Communication Team of the NPP.

In fulfilment of promises made to his constituents in Ejisu, he has successfully solicited and secured substantial funding to execute several infrastructure and job creation projects in the constituency.

John Kumah is a unifier and peacemaker. He is a family man with six children and married to Apostle Mrs. Lilian Kumah, founder and Senior Pastor of Disciple of Christ Ministries Worldwide.

He is currently, the Vice-chairman of the constitutional, legal, and parliamentary affairs Committee of the 8th Parliament

The Ejisu lawmaker is also a member of the Appointments and subsidiary legislation committees.



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