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March 8, 2024

Ghana’s deputy finance minister John Kumah dies at 45

Ghana’s deputy finance minister, John Kumah has died in the early hours of Thursday in Germany.

Ghana’s deputy finance minister, John Kumah

Ghana’s deputy finance minister, John Kumah has died in the early hours of Thursday in Germany.

According to Africanews, Kumah died at the age of 45, after a long battle with illness, which kept him in a German hospital for some time.

The 45-year-old lawmaker confirmed dead but there was no information on the circumstances of his death.

Kumah was elected as a Member of Parliament for the Ejisu constituency in the 2020 general election in Ghana under the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

He was then appointed Deputy Minister of Finance in April 2021.

The politician had served as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP).

He hailed from Ejisu Odaho, a farming community in the Ejisu municipality in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

John Kumah attended Opoku Ware School (secondary education) in Kumasi. He continued to the University of Ghana (Legon) in 1997 and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Philosophy. 

In the year 2009, he was awarded an MBA (Finance) from GIMPA. He also had a Degree in Law (LLB) from the University of Ghana and a Professional Law Degree (BL) from the Ghana School of Law.

 He also had his Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Business Research from the Nobel International Business School in 2019.