Samira Bawumia is a Ghanaian politician and philanthropist. She is also married to Mahamudu Bawumia who is the vice president of Ghana, therefore, making her Ghana’s second lady. Her father who is Ahmed Ramadan. Ahmed Ramadan is a veteran Ghanaian banker and politician who retired from active politics in the year 2015. He was the chairman of the People’s National Convention(PNC). Here is a Samira Bawumina biography that seeks to answer several questions about her including questions like; how old is Samira? Samira Bawumia Wikipedia suggests that little is known about the first lady of Ghana.
Read on to this article and great to know a few things about this great woman in Ghana.
Samira Bawumia profile
- Born: 1980
- Age: 38 years
- Samira Bawumia birthday: August 20th
- Origin: Ghanaian
- Occupation: Politician
- Famous The wife of the Vice President of Ghana and as a beauty contestant-turned-politician
Samira Bawumia biography
Now that you have answered the question of when was Samira Bawumia born, let us look into more about her. Samira is a former beauty contestant for miss universe. Looking at Samira Bawumia pictures, there is no doubt she is beautiful. Samira Bawumia Miss Universe career would be cut short by her as she would turn her attention to other things. In particular, the Ghanaian beauty would opt to join politics. After the historic 2016 election victory of the NPP, Samira would come to the limelight as the wife of the Vice President. Samira Bawumia was born the only daughter of Alhaji Ahmed Ramadan and Haj Ayesha Ramadan. Samira's father, Ahmed Ramadan was, until his retirement, an active politician in Ghana. However, this did not make Samira want to be under her father's shadow. She instead worked hard and has since become one of the senior members of the National Patriotic Party(NPP). This is despite the fact that her father had been the chairman of a different party. Samira first met her husband in the year 2003 in May. Their love would go on and mature very fast and they would be married by February of the next year, 2004 to become Mr Bawumia first wife. At that time, it is reported that none of them was ever seeing themselves as one time being in active politics. The love between the two would be consummated the same year of their marriage. On December 2004, Samira Bawumia wife age 24 gave Dr Bawumia a daughter who they decided to name Nadia. Their second child would be conceived in 2006, two years after the first one. This time they got a baby boy who they decided to name Mahmoud Junior.
Samira is one of the people who were lucky enough to live in a cosmopolitan environment. This background would work to her advantage as she got to learn several languages. Some of the languages that she is fluent in include Ewe, Ga, Twi and Fanti. Although she is a Muslim, Samira Bawumia fashion is undoubtedly something to marvel at too.
She has had the opportunity of representing Ghana and the African continent at large in several conferences and summits. She has been a representative n summits that seek to find a solution to the human trafficking menace, those that deal with controlled birth and also the ones that deal with the issue of rights of women. Her most recent achievement was an appointment as an ambassador. She was made the ambassador for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. This organization is focused on ensuring that there are no deaths that are as a result of pollution that is caused by the burning of solid fuels by encouraging the use of alternative cooling solutions. She is of the idea that she can use her position to help the disadvantaged groups in the society that is; women, children and the youth by empowering them.
Samira Bawumia education
Samira was lucky enough to have the privilege of studying in some of the best schools. Starting from her earlier learning of the Quran where she attended her sharia classes at the Answarudeen Islamic School which is located at the National Chief Imam's sacred palace in Accra at Fadama. Later on, she went to the Akosombo International School. She successfully finished her education there and proceeded to pursue her secondary school education at Mfanstiman Secondary School. After successfully completing her secondary education, she went ahead and enrolled at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where she pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science in Law and Sociology. She also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA). She also has scooped academic awards. In 2012, during the graduation ceremony of the Ghana Institute of Public Administration (GIMPA), she received top prize. She got awarded with the Professor Agyeman Badu Academic Scholarship Award for being the top student in Master of Business Administration (MBA) for Project Management. She did not shy away from crediting others with her success as she said
“Much as I put in a lot of hard work, I benefitted tremendously from friends. Anytime I heard there was any discussion going on anywhere, I joined. I did not hesitate to approach my lecturers when I had any difficulty and they willingly helped.”
Samira Bawumia projects
Samira has spearheaded a number of projects and campaigns that were aimed at improving the livelihoods of people all over Ghana. One such project is the ‘Get Ghana Reading’ campaign. This campaign was started to ensure that the education system in Ghana is improved by encouraging a reading culture among Ghana's youth. She has also been spearheading the process of improving health services provided to the people in the rural areas by ensuring that medical equipment is distributed to some selected clinics and hospitals. She also was the brains behind the Safe Delivery Project that is aimed at improving the chances of safe delivery to expectant mothers who are living in the rural areas. The project ensures that the women in their trimester are handed a kit with all tools and supplies that she might need to use to ensure she gives birth without any complications.
Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Projects (SEHP)
Samira describes herself as a “. A passionate advocate for women’s rights, women’s health, child-education and gender parity”. And for this reason, she decided to come up with the Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Projects which is a non-governmental organization whose main aim is to tackle those three crucial areas. Her best friend, Mrs Joyce Attafuah(the wife of Prof Ken Attafuah) at one time said: "Samira is a selfless, compassionate, exceptionally smart, and caring and always there for you".
Samira Bawumia promotes education
Through the Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Projects, Samira has continued to support education through different projects. She insists that one of the objectives of her organization is to help bring up the next crop of leaders. She insists that this can only be done through the improvement of the literacy levels among the pupils in Ghanaian schools. In addition to literacy, the provision of more books to the schools would also ensure that the students cultivate a reading culture and the end result will be them growing in terms of critical thinking. During the 2018 World Book Day, she was at a book distribution ceremony where she oversaw over 15,000 books distributed among 15 schools located in the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly. She said,
“Our library in a box project distributes books to deprived schools without libraries or understocked libraries across the nation”.
Let’s get reading campaign
This particular campaign is spearheaded by the Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Projects organization. In this project, Samira gets to have a book reading session with children chosen from different schools around Ghana. She gets to read a book to the students who are at the event. The event goes on for a full day. The children are divided into groups where they get to read together. They also do other activities including writing stories, painting and drawing. They get to be engaged in activities that are designed to allow them to fully express themselves and afterwards all the children share their creative works with the rest of the group.
Samira Bawumia equipping hospitals
Samira Bawumia through SEHP started the project of ensuring that there is medical care available to people living in rural areas. She does this by donating health facilities to selected hospitals. The most recent one was the Tamale Teaching Hospital that received a number of medical supplies for three departments. They received medical supplies for orthopaedic, radiology and surgical department.