Ghana’s Deputy Finance Minister John Kumah Has Died

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The nation mourns the untimely demise of Deputy Finance Minister John Kumah, who passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2024. The 45-year-old lawmaker had been receiving medical treatment in Germany for some time. His sudden death has left a void in Ghana’s political landscape and has sent shockwaves through the corridors of power.

A Dedicated Public Servant
John Kumah was elected as a Member of Parliament for the Ejisu constituency during the 2020 general election under the New Patriotic Party (NPP). His commitment to public service was unwavering, and he played a pivotal role in shaping economic policies and financial reforms. As Deputy Minister of Finance since April 2021, Kumah worked tirelessly to improve fiscal management, promote transparency, and enhance Ghana’s economic stability.

A Family Man Remembered
Beyond his political career, John Kumah was a devoted family man. He leaves behind his wife, Apostle Mrs. Lilian Kumah, and six children. His legacy extends beyond the halls of Parliament; it resides in the hearts of those who knew him as a compassionate leader, a dedicated public servant, and a loving husband and father.

Tributes Pour In
President Nana Akufo-Addo expressed deep sorrow over Kumah’s passing. In a statement, he said, “We have lost a true patriot, a man who worked tirelessly for the betterment of Ghana. John Kumah’s efforts were instrumental in shaping our nation’s economic policies. His legacy will endure, and his memory will inspire generations to come.”

As Ghana grapples with this loss, the nation stands united in honoring the memory of Deputy Finance Minister John Kumah. His contributions to Ghana’s growth and development will forever be etched in the annals of history.

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