The mother of Vice President, Dr Mahammadu Bawimia, Hajia Mariama Bawumia, will be buried today, Tuesday, September 14, 2021, in Walewale, the North East Regional capital in line with Islamic tradition.
Hajia Mariama Bawumia died on Monday, September 13, 2021, after a short illness.
Her death was announced by Dr Bawumia via a post on his Facebook page.
“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.”
Since the news of her passing, a lot of condolences have come in for the Vice President and his family.
For instance, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and former President John Dramani Mahama have both consoled Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
They both sent out statements on their respective social media pages to mourn with the Vice President.
John Mahama also said he phoned Dr Bawumia to console him.
“I just got off the phone with my brother, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, to console him and the entire family on the loss of their mother, Hajia Mariama Bawumia earlier this morning. May Allah grants her a peaceful rest,” he posted on Facebook.
The Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen, has also consoled Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has also extended its commiserations to the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
In a statement, the party also expressed sympathies to the bereaved family and the people of Walewale and further described the death as a “great loss” to the NPP.
“The NPP has received with shock and sadness, news of the passing of Hajia Mariama Bawumia, the mother of His Excellency Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President of the Republic.”
“The party accordingly extends its deep sympathies to His Excellency the Vice President and the bereaved family as well as the good people of Walewale for this great loss”, the NPP said.