Bawumia’s mother goes home to final rest

The final funeral rites for Hajia Mariama Bawumia drew attendees from political and religious circles to the North East Regional Town of Walewale.

The occasion on Tuesday, September 15 culminated in the burial of the mother of Ghana’s Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, in accordance with Islamic customs.

Sympathisers on Tuesday morning included the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, All Regional Imams of the northern regions, New Patriotic Party (NPP) General Secretary John Boadu, First Vice National Chairperson Rita Asobayire, National Organiser Sammy Awuku and the National Nasara Coordinator Abdul Aziz Jaruna Futa.

The president, Nana Akufo-Addo, could not be there but on Monday, he and the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei Opare, called on the Vice-President and his family to commiserate with them.

The president described Madam Bawumia as “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 for a peaceful rest in His bosom. May her soul be at peace”.

Hajia Mariama Bawumia’s remains arrived in her home town Tuesday morning, to waiting and mourning family members and sympathisers, who had converged in front of her family house early morning.

Madam Bawumia would have been 82 on September 15. She was an old student of Wesley Girls Senior High School.

She was one of the wives of Alhaji Mumuni Bawumia, with whom she had the vice-president who was second of her five children.

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