Veep’s mother passes on

Hajia Mariama Bawumia, the mother of Vice President, is dead.

She died in Accra at the age of 81.

 News of the death of the Vice President’s mother, shared on Assase radio on its Facebook page, said Hajia Mariama had been unwell and hospitalised over the past few weeks.

“May Allah admit her to Jannah Inalillahi wa ina ilaihi raji’un,” the radio station Facebook page added.

Fondly called Maame Hajia Mariama, and born on September 15, 1939, she passed on two days away from her 82nd birthday.

 Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahumudu  Bawumia in a birthday message to his mother in 2019, described her as caring and supportive.

According to him, he owed his success to his mother who together with his late father laid a firm foundation for him.

“Happy 80th birthday to my lovely mum, Hajia Mariama Bawumia (also known as Maame), I always thank the Almighty God for giving me such a caring and supportive mother who has always been there for us.

“I am who I am today because of the foundation she and my late father laid for me. I cannot thank her enough. Maame still plays a pivotal role in my life. Her insights are piercing. A mother’s love is truly special.  Happy Birthday Maame from me and all your children.

We love you so much. May Allah grant you a long life and good health,” the Vice President wrote.

Hajia Mariama Bawumia is a native of Kpasenkpe in the West Mamprusi District of the North East Region and was one of the first northern female students to have gained admission to the prestigious Wesley Girls High School in Cape Coast in the Central Region.


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