The Association of Past Executives and Coordinators in the Ashanti (APEC-Ashanti), has congratulated John Ampontuah Kumah, on his appointment as Deputy Minister designate for the Ministry of Finance.
The association, in a press release applauded him for his hard work and commitment to serving the country which has resulted in his election in the just ended 2020 general elections as Member of Parliament (MP) for Ejisu Constituency.
The release signed by the Chairman of APEC-Ashanti, Patrick Ayittah stated that the enviable feats chalked by Mr Kumah as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP), bear him ample testimony.
According to the group, Mr Kumah's latest appointment to the Finance Ministry, confirms his credentials as someone who is competent, hardworking and above all dedicated.
"As a founding member of our dear association, we cannot be more proud to extend our best wishes to him on the assumption of his new role. We believe that leaders of our country must be held to a higher standard of accountability, transparency and probity. The teaming youth must see a bright future in Ghana and not a bleak one. As a trailblazer for the youth and for the values and beliefs of positive contributions for which we stand, we would like to continually urge you to remain true to the youth agenda in our quest for broader opportunities", the Association stated.
According to APEC-Ashanti, "the novelty institution under your supervision was able to meet the entrepreneurial needs in terms of funding and expertise of budding young, innovative start-ups by young people across the country".
"We are confident that John Kumah's influence will continue to encourage our proud tradition of a political dispensation that is meaningful, decent and participatory" the Association said.
The Association indicated that John Kumah served as the first President of Ashanti Regional Students Representative Council (ARSRC) when it was formed in 1997 and has since instituted a generational impact of service, skills development and mentoring of young student leaders into positions of higher responsibility in corporate governance, politics.
They also praised the former NEIP boss for his stance for truth and transparency and are confident that these qualities will be brought to bear on the desired development path of the nation.
The Past Executives and Coordinators believe that as Deputy Finance Minister, John Kumah, will collaborate with the substantive Minister to work towards the formulation and implementation of better fiscal policies and demystifying the enigma surrounding the financial sector.
They pledged their fullest support to enable the Deputy Minister designate succeeds if approved by Parliament in the Association's collective aspirations for a productive and robust Ghanaian economy.