The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ejisu, John Ampontuah Kumah has promised to bring his expertise to bear if approved as the Deputy Minister of Finance.
Mr. Kumah was one of the 39 persons nominated by the President, Nana Addo Akufo-Addo, to serve as deputy ministers in his second term.
The Deputy Finance Minister-designate, on Citi TV‘s Point of View, expressed his appreciation to the President for his nomination, promising to deliver on his mandate if approved.
“I must say that I want to thank His Excellency the President for this opportunity to serve. I did an MBA in Finance before I started Law. Finance is something that I am very comfortable with and I will be able to handle any task that is assigned to me. A lawyer can undertake any task. Nothing is beyond execution. I believe that I will be able to work to support the vision of Nana Addo,” he said.
Born in 1978 at Ejisu in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, 42-year-old John Ampontuah Kumah is described by his constituents as a man of integrity with a focus on job creation, who inspires hope for the future in both young and old.
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 group within the NPP. He is also a member of the governing party’s communications team.
He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Constitutional, Legal, and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of the 8th Parliament.
He believes he might be replaced on the Committee if approved as Deputy Minister.
“Parliament can always reassign your role. I believe they may assign a different person.”