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John Kumah Passes On

The Deputy Minister for Finance, Dr. John Kumah, has passed away aged 45 years.

The Ejisu MP died in the early hours of Thursday, March 7, after a short illness.

John Kumah passes on

He leaves behind a legacy as a devoted family man, being survived by his wife, Apostle Mrs. Lilian Kumah, and six children.

Notably, Dr Kumah served as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer for the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP), where he played a crucial role in positioning NEIP as a key player in Ghana’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Under his leadership, NEIP trained 7,000 startups in 2018 through the Presidential Business Support Programme and provided financial support to 1,350 beneficiaries.

Before his government role, Dr Kumah was a founding member and Managing Partner of Aduaprokye Chambers, a law firm, and also established Majak Associates Ltd, a building and construction company.

In addition to his professional achievements, Dr. Kumah was recognized for his educational accomplishments, including a Doctorate in Business Innovation from the Swiss Business School in Switzerland and a Masters in Applied Business Research.

He also held an Executive Masters’ degree in Business Administration (Finance) from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).

Dr. Kumah’s academic journey began at the University of Ghana, where he earned Bachelor’s degrees in Economics with Philosophy and Law, followed by admission to the Ghana Bar in 2013.

Described as an entrepreneur, lawyer, politician, and preacher, Dr. Kumah viewed his various roles as a calling to serve humanity.


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