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“NDC Members and Regional Chairman Mourn the Passing of Former Deputy Finance Minister, Hon. Dr. John Ampontua Kumah, in Ejisu Constituency”

The NDC members in the Ejisu Constituency, together with their Executive were joined by the Ashanti Regional Chairman, Hon Augustus Andrews Nana Kwasi, visited and mourned with the family of the late Hon. Dr. John Ampontua Kumah, the former Deputy Finance Minister, at the his residence at Donaso in the Ejisu Constituency.

The Regional Chairman, conveyed the NDC Party’s condolences to the family and wished the Almighty God to grant the departed a peaceful rest.

The family’s spokesperson narrated the events which led to the final breathe of the late member. He said, Fmr Deputy Minister returned to Ejisu to join his constituents in the celebration of the Independence Day. However, his health deteriorated and immediately his entourage with the medical team attempted to rushed him back to Accra. Unfortunately, he gave up the ghost at Suhum Government hospital as they were trying to reach the country’s capital for proper treatment.

Reacting to the official confirmation of the demise of the Member of Parliament for Ejisu, Hon. Dr. John Kumah by the family’s spokesperson, the Regional Chairman said he was shocked to hear the untimely departure of his good friend and brother. He said, the news broke to him when the party was holding a National Executive meeting to take decision on H.E John Mahama’s running mate nominees This caused the members to halt their meeting and observed a minute silence in honour of departed politician.

He further asked the family to as soon as practicable, communicate to the party the funeral arrangements for the late Dr. Kumah.

Story by: Bernard Sao (Nana Brobbey), NDC Communication Team Member, Ejisu Constituency


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