Aliu Mahama’s Wife, Hajia Ramatu Mahama, dies at 70

Source The Ghana Report

Hajia Ramatu Mahama, the wife of the late Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama, has died.

Reports indicate that the former Second Lady died while on admission at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra on Thursday.

She was 70.

Hajia Ramatu is said to have been battling a heart-related sickness for about two years. She was taken to the United Kingdom for treatment in 2021.

During her stay in London, reports emerged of her death which prompted her son and Member of Parliament for Yendi, Farouk Mahama, to issue a statement denying the said reports.

She returned to the country four months ago, but her condition is said to have worsened this week which led to her admission to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

In line with Islamic traditions, quick plans are being made for her interment, with the government playing a key role.

The late wife of the former Vice President was an educationist in Tamale.

Due to her love and care for her pupils, she earned the coveted title ‘Mma Ramatu’ or ‘Mother Ramatu’.

Hajia Ramatu was the daughter of the late Imoro Egala, a Minister for Trade and Industry and first black chairman of COCOBOD, in the First Republic.

Imoro Egala was a long-standing political stalwart in Ghana through to the Third Republic, doubling as a founder of the PNP now PNC.

The late Hajia Ramatu Mahama left behind four children, namely: Salma Mahama, MP for Yendi Farouk Mahama , Fayad Mahama, and Halim Mahama.

The late Hajia Ramatu would have turned 71 on 15 October 2022.

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