I have lost a friend and a strong supporter – Bawumia pens touching tribute to John Kumah

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia penned a touching tribute to the late former Member of Parliament for Ejisu and Deputy Minister of Finance, John Kumah.

Speaking at the final funeral rites of the former MP at Ejisu on Saturday, May 18, 2024, the Vice President, who is also the flagbearer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), described the late Kumah as a friend and a strong supporter.

He added that the former deputy minister’s demise was a big blow not only to him but to the country and prayed that he would be welcomed into heaven.

“Nature, in its inexplicable course, has dealt a cruel blow, taking Kumah away in his prime. Indeed, we have lost a dedicated public servant.

“I have lost a friend and a strong supporter. We appeal to the good Lord to keep John in His bosom,” the Vice President said.

However, he indicated that the family and close relations of the deceased MP can take comfort in the great things he achieved while he was on earth.

“While we are gathered here to mourn and still in shock, we find solace in his remarkable legacy. So much done, and achieved in a short stay on earth. His journey in Ghanaian politics transcended a mere career.”

Ghana was hit by the news of the death of one of its deputy ministers of finance, John Kumah, on Thursday, March 7, 2024.

John Kumah died at the age of 45 after succumbing to an illness he had been struggling with for several months.

John Kumah was appointed Deputy Minister for Finance by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in January 2021. He was the Member of Parliament for Ejisu, in the Ashanti Region, and had been in parliament since 2021.

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He was regarded as one of the rising stars in the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and was touted by some factions in the party as a potential running mate to the flagbearer of the party, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

He recently won the party’s parliamentary primaries in his constituency overwhelmingly to represent it in the upcoming December 7, 2024, general elections.

He was an entrepreneur, a preacher, and a lawyer. Kumah served as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP) before he entered parliament in 2020.

He is survived by his wife, Apostle Mrs. Lilian Kumah, and six children.

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