By Maxwell Nkansah
Hajia Mariama Bawumia, the mom of Ghana’s Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has died in the capital, Accra on Monday 13 September 2021.
She had been hospitalized in a medical facility in Accra over the past few weeks.
A native of Kpasenkpe in the West Mamprusi District, Hajia Mariama was one of the first northern female students to gain admission to the prestigious Wesley Girls High School in Cape Coast in the Central Region.
During her 80th birthday in 2019, Dr. Bawumia in a Facebook post described her 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 the post.
Hajia Mariama Bawumia was born on September 15, 1939, and died at the age of 81.
She died two days away from her 82nd birthday.