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Dr Bawumia Commiserates with John Kumah’s Family, Signs Book of Condolence

Dr Bawumia was accompanied by the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, the Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), and other government and party officials to sign the book of condolences.

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Friday [March 8] visited the family of the late Deputy Finance Minister, John Kumah, to extend his condolences.

The Member of Parliament passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2024, leaving behind a wife and six children.

Dr Bawumia was accompanied by the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, the Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), and other government and party officials to sign the book of condolences.

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This afternoon, I visited the home of Hon. John Ampontuah Kumah to commiserate with the immediate family and sign the book of condolences,” Dr. Bawumia posted on his Facebook.

Other members of the NPP, including the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo have also eulogized the MP in different ways expressing how important he was to the party.

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“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,” Nana Akufo-Addo wrote on his social media hours after the passing of the minister.

The 45-year-old was appointed in 2021 by President Nana Akufo-Addo as deputy finance minister.

Before he was appointed Minister, Kumah served as chief executive officer for the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP) in 2018.

The circumstances surrounding the Minister’s death are still unknown. However, unconfirmed reports say the Minister had been battling for his life since November 2023 after being poisoned through food. Other sources say the minister was scheduled for surgery in Germany this week and was on his way to the airport at the time of his passing.

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