- John Ampontuah Kumah has won his parliamentary election for the Ejisu Constituency
- The 42-year-old incumbent parliamentary candidate succeeded in winning the mandate of his people once more
- John Kumah has very humble beginnings, having been born and brought up by poor farming parents in Aduaprokye
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Born in 1978, 42-year-old John Ampontuah Kumah popularly called Lawyer John Kumah, in Ejisu, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, is commonly described by his constituents as a man of integrity with a focus on job creation and inspires hope for the future in both young and old.
He is full of energy, courage, and determination to make a difference in his nation and the lives of his constituents, in contribution to fulfilling the developmental agenda of the NPP government. All who know him are quick to speak about his trustworthiness in fulfilling his promises, his humility, and easy accessibility.
John Kumah has very humble beginnings, having been born and brought up by poor farming parents in Aduaprokye, a village in the Ejisu District of the Ashanti Region.
With sheer determination, he defied the obstacles in his life through education. After becoming a lawyer in 2013, he now holds a doctorate degree in Business Administration, with specialty in Business Innovation from the Swiss Business School, Switzerland.
He obtained a BA degree in Economics with Philosophy from the University of Ghana (Legon) and holds double masters – Applied Business Research from the Swiss Business School, and an Executive Masters in Business Administration (Finance) from GIMPA, Accra. John Kumah, therefore, serves as a good example of determination to overcome odds in life, and inspires hope in the youth, the poor and disadvantaged in society.
In his professional career, he was the founding Managing Director of Majak Associates Ltd, a building and construction firm with footprint construction projects all over Ghana. Upon becoming a lawyer, he founded the Aduaprokye Chambers, and was the Managing Partner of the law firm, until the President appointed him as CEO of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP) in 2017.
At the helm of NEIP, he oversaw the training of 45,000 startups in three years, under the Presidential Business Support Programme, and supported 10,000 beneficiaries, leading to the creation of numerous jobs for the youth all over the country.
He has over 17 years of continuous working and leadership experience which exhibit his creativity, innovation and resourcefulness in creating jobs, promoting entrepreneurship, and supporting youth development. He was adjudged the most Efficient, Prominent Government Appointee in 2018 and was listed among President Akufo Addo’s top 20 Most Humble and Respectful Appointees in 2019.
As a loyal member of the NPP, he has worked for the party from the grassroots since 1992. He is the founding father of the Young Patriots, a youth political activist and pressure group of NPP. He is a member of the Communication Team of the NPP.
In fulfilment of promises made to his constituents in Ejisu, he has successfully solicited and secured substantial funding to execute several infrastructure and job creation projects in the constituency.
John Kumah is a unifier and peacemaker. He is a family man with six children, and married to Apostle Mrs Lilian Kumah, founder and Senior Pastor of Disciple of Christ Ministries Worldwide.
Credit: Nathaniel Alpha
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