President Akufo-Addo says the late mother of Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia, Hajia Mariama, was a delightful and courteous lady who took good care of everyone she met or encountered.
President Akufo-Addo paid the tribute to Hajia Mariama as, together with First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Chief of Staff Akosua Frema Osei-Opare and other government officials, he visited the residence of Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia in Kanda, Accra, to commiserate with him on the death of his 82-year-old mother.
Writing in the book of condolence opened in honour of the late Hajia Mariama Bawumia, President Akufo-Addo asked for God’s blessings on her and her peaceful rest in the bosom of the Lord.
“My wife Rebecca and I came to express our condolences and sympathies to the Vice-President and his family at the sad loss of his mother. She was a delightful and courteous lady who looked after us very well on the occasions that we met her here and in Walewale. We ask for God’s blessing on her and peaceful rest in His bosom. May her soul be at peace,” the president wrote.
Hajia Mariama Bawumia (alias Maame), the mother of Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, passed away after a brief illness in Accra, the Office of the Vice-President announced yesterday, September 13, 2021.
Hajia Mariama was unwell and had been hospitalised over the past few weeks.
“It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my beloved mother Hajia Mariama Bawumia,” a statement from Dr Bawumia said.
“Hajia Mariama passed away peacefully this morning in Accra. Burial is scheduled for today, Tuesday, September 14, 2021, in Walewale. May the Almighty Allah grant her Jannatul Firdaus.”
A native of Kpasenkpe in the West Mamprusi District, now in the North East Region, Hajia Mariama was one of the first Northern female students to gain admission to the prestigious Wesley Girls’ School in Cape Coast in the Central Region.
On the occasion of her 80th birthday in 2019, Dr Bawumia described her in a Facebook post as “the pillar of my life”.
“I always thank the Almighty God for giving me such a caring and supportive mother. She has always been there for us. The pillar,” he said in that post.
She will be buried today, September 14 2021, in line with Islamic custom.