Dr. John Ampontuah Kumah is a lawyer, entrepreneur, and politician. He holds a Bachelor of science in Economics with Philosophy as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Ghana, Legon. Mr Kumah also has a Professional Law Certificate from the Ghana School of Law and was admitted to the Ghana Bar in 2013. He obtained an Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration (Finance) from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration in 2009. (GIMPA) and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Business Research from Nobel International Business School in 2019. (NIBS). In November 2020, Hon. Dr. John Ampontuah Kumah earned a Doctorate in Business Innovation from the Swiss Business School in Switzerland.
In his professional life, he was the founding Managing Director of Majak Associates Ltd, a building and construction firm. After becoming a lawyer, he founded Aduaprokye Chambers and served as its Managing Partner until his appointment as CEO of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP) in 2017.
As the CEO of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme, he oversaw the training of startups and businesses, resulting in the creation of numerous jobs for youth across the country.
He is currently a Member of Parliament for the Ejisu constituency in the Ashanti Region, as well as the Vice Chairman of the 8th Parliament’s Constitutional, Legal, and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, a member of the Appointments Committee, and a member of the Parliament’s Subsidiary Legislation Committee.
He is the Deputy Minister in charge of wealth creation and budget implementation support at the Ministry of Finance. He is at the heart of the government’s effort to create jobs and wealth for Ghanaians through strategic project implementation.
In 2018, Dr John Kumah was named the most Efficient and Prominent Government Appointee, and in 2019, he was named one of President Akufo-top Addo’s 20 Most Humble and Respectful Appointees.
He is a family man with six children and married to Apostle Mrs. Lilian Kumah.