Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s mother, Hajia Mariama Bawumia, died.
According to a close source at the Office of the President, the mother of the Vice President died in the early hours of September 13, 2021.
“Its true our mother is dead and its actually a difficult time for us right now,” he said in a phone call with Homebase TV online Journalist Amos Ekow Coffie.
Over the previous few weeks, she had been sick and had been admitted to the hospital.
Maame was born on September 15, 1939, and died at the age of 81. She died on her 82nd birthday, only two days before.
Vice President Bawumia praised his mother as loving and supportive in a birthday message to his mother in 2019.
According to the Vice President, 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 (alias Maame). I always thank the Almighty God for giving me such a caring and supportive mother. She has always been there for us. The pillar. 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.
Source: hbtvghana.com/Amos Ekow Coffie