Mariama Bawumia, the mother of Vice president, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, has died.
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Hajia Mariama Bawumia reportedly passed away in the early hours of Monday, September 13, 2021.
According to a tweet sighted by YEN.com.gh on Assase Radio, she had been ill and in a hospital for the past few weeks.
She died at the age of 82.
Life of Mariama Bawumia
Hajia Mariama Bawumia was a native of Kpasenkpe in the West Mamprusi District.
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She was one of the first northern female students to gain admission to the prestigious Wesley Girls High School in Cape Coast.
Dr. Bawumia was the second of her five children.
Hajia Mariama Bawumia was married to Mumuni Bawumia, a statesman who was a founding member of the Northern People’s Party (NPP).
The party was one of the groupings that came together to form the United Party, a precursor of the present-day NPP.
Mumuni Bawumia also served as the chairman of the Council of State under President Jerry John Rawlings between 1992 and 2000, the first eight years of the Fourth Republic.
A teacher and lawyer, he was also the paramount chief of Kperiga in the Northern Region.
Bawumia helps teenage mother
Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has provided accommodation for Rita Awuni, a 17-year-old mother struggling with homelessness.
This generous gesture follows a YEN.com.gh report about the orphaned teenage mother who used to sleep with her son at the Art Centre and sold pure water after school to cater for herself and her 10-month-old son.
Dr Bawumia donated some food items and provided accommodation to the deprived teenage mother.
Rita Awuni, who returned to school after giving birth to her son, is to choose an apartment of her choice which is closer to her school.
Special Aide to the Vice President, Dr Kabiru Tia Mahama, said after watching the programme, the vice-president was touched by Rita Awuni's plight, thus, directed the Department of Social Welfare to put in place measures to ensure the safety of the young mother and her son.