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Your demise is very painful – Sammy Gyamfi on John Kumah’s death

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The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Sammy Gyamfi has mourned the Deputy Minister of Finance John Kumah who died on Thursday. Sammy Gyamfi in a Facebook post said “Your demise is very painful. Rest in peace, my brother.”


Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia also mourned the late Dr John Kumah. In a Facebook post, Dr Bawumia said “A truly committed member of our administration, and party, who dedicated his all to the success of our endeavours. Rest well, John.”


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo also mourned Dr John Kumah after saying that the efforts of the late Deputy Finance Minister were instrumental in advancing the government’s economic agenda, and ensuring that the fruits of the progress were equitably shared amongst all segments of society. Mr Akufo-Addo described John Kumah as a Ghanaian patriot par excellence.

John Kumah died on Thursday, March 7. The 45-year-old lawmaker for Ejisu left behind a wife and six children. In a Facebook post, Mr Akufo-Addo said “I am deeply saddened by the tragic news of the sudden death of the Deputy Minister for Finance and Member of Parliament for Ejisu, Hon. John Ampontuah Kumah, whose untimely passing has left us all bereft of a bright, energetic light in our midst.

“I knew him very well both in my days as Leader of the Opposition and as President of the Republic, and his warmth, humility, and genuine concern for others endeared him to me and to all who crossed his path. His unwavering dedication to service, his tireless commitment to the betterment of our nation, and his profound passion for uplifting the lives of the people of Ejisu and Ghana were evident to all who had the privilege of knowing him. He was a stalwart of the New Patriotic Party in the Ejisu constituency, which he served with great enthusiasm and devotion as a Member of Parliament.

“He was the first Chief Executive Officer of the new entity I set up in my first term, the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP). He distinguished himself in that office, and, therefore, merited his promotion to the office of Deputy Minister for Finance, where he brought not only expertise and skill but also a deep sense of compassion and empathy to his role.

His efforts were instrumental in advancing Government’s economic agenda, and ensuring that the fruits of our progress were equitably shared amongst all segments of society. He was a Ghanaian patriot par excellence. “To his wife, children, family and the New Patriotic Party in the Ejisu constituency and across the nation, I offer my deepest condolences. on their great loss. May God bless him, and allow his soul to rest in perfect peace in His Bosom until the Last Day of the Resurrection when we shall all meet again.”


By:  Laud Nartey

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