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John Ampontuah Kumah

John Ampontuah Kumah

John Ampontuah Kumah is a Ghanaian politician, entrepreneur, preacher and lawyer. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP) until elected as the Member of parliament for the Ejisu constituency in the 2020 Ghanaian general election on the ticket New Patriotic Party (NPP).

1978

John Kumah is born
04 August 1978

John Kumah is born

Hon. John Kumah was born on 4 August 1978, in Ejisu Odaho

1990

Early life and education
30 June 1990

Early life and education

Kuma attended Opoku Ware School for his secondary education, obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Philosophy from the University of Ghana in 1997, an MBA in Finance from GIMPA in 2009, a Law degree (LLB) from the University of Ghana, a Professional Law degree (BL) from the Ghana School of Law, a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Business Research from Nobel International Business School in 2019, and finally received a Doctorate in Business Innovation and a Masters in Applied Research (Business Innovation) from the Swiss Business School in November 2020.

2013

Career
30 June 2013

Career

John Ampontuah Kumah, admitted to the Ghana Bar in 2013, is a founding member and Managing Partner of Aduaprokye Chambers, a law firm, and previously founded Majak Associates Ltd, a construction company, before becoming the CEO of NEIP in 2017, bringing over 15 years of experience in leadership, job creation, and supporting youth development.

2020

Politics
30 June 2020

Politics

John Kumah, representing the New Patriotic Party (NPP), won the Parliamentary seat for the Ejisu constituency in 2020 and currently serves as the Deputy Minister of Finance.

2020

Honors and awards
30 June 2020

Honors and awards

John Kumah has been awarded numerous accolades, including being recognized as the most efficient and prominent appointee, listed among President Akufo Addo's top 20 most humble and respectful appointees, honored as the most outstanding integrity CEO by ACID, receiving awards for being the most outstanding CEO and influential transformational leader from GEHAB Events, and being honored by AASU for his dedication to promoting student activism and entrepreneurship.

2021

Hon. John Ampontuah Kumah Named Deputy Minister Designate for the Ministry of Finance
18 April 2021

Hon. John Ampontuah Kumah Named Deputy Minister Designate for the Ministry of Finance

In April 2021, Hon. John Ampontuah Kumah was appointed as the Deputy Minister designate for the Ministry of Finance.

2022

Philanthropy
30 August 2022

Philanthropy

In August 2022, Kumah generously covered the expenses for five sets of prosthetics for road accident victims, specifically benefiting Peter Mensah and Moses Addai.

2023

Committees
30 June 2023

Committees

Kumah holds the position of Vice Chairperson in the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee and is also a member of the Appointments and Subsidiary Legislation committees.

2023

Personal life
30 June 2023

Personal life

John Kumah is married to Apostle Mrs. Lilian Kumah, who is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Disciple of Christ Ministries Worldwide. They have six biological children and have also provided care for numerous foster children.

2024

Passing of Deputy Finance Minister and MP, John Kumah, at Age 45
07 March 2024

Passing of Deputy Finance Minister and MP, John Kumah, at Age 45

The Deputy Finance Minister and Member of Parliament for Ejisu in the Ashanti Region, John Kumah, passed away at the age of 45 on Thursday, March 7, 2024, after a brief illness; known for his integrity and dedication, Kumah was widely recognized for his contributions to job creation, youth development, and entrepreneurship in Ejisu and beyond, leaving behind a legacy of impactful projects and a grieving family, including his wife, Apostle Mrs. Lilian Kumah, and six children.

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