The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has lost his mother this morning. The demise of the 81 year-old woman was shared by pro-government radio station, Asaase Radio on its Facebook page.
Hajia Mariama Bawumia would have celebrated her 82nd birthday just this coming Wednesday. The deceased mother of Ghana’s second gentleman enjoyed celebrity status when her son was thrust into the political limelight after he was nominated to partner President Akufo-Addo in the 2008 elections.
Mahamudu Bawumia never ceased to praise her and his late father for giving him a solid foundation which enabled him to reach his current position of being the second most powerful man in the country.
Meanwhile, Dr. Bawumia has confirmed the sad news of his mother’s passing in a statement.
STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF HAJIA MARIAMA BAWUMIA
Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un (Indeed to Allah we belong, and to Allah we shall return.
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my beloved mother Hajia Mariama Bawumia.
Hajia Mariama passed away peacefully this morning in Accra.
Burial is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday September 14, 2021 in Walewale.
May the Almighty Allah grant her Jannatul Firdaus.
H.E. ALHAJI DR. MAHAMUDU BAWUMIA,VICE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA
May her soul rest in peace.