President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his wife Rebecca Akufo-Addo on Monday commiserated with the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, for the loss of his mother.
President Akufo-Addo, who on Monday ended his trip to the Oti and Volta regions and attended the 2021 Ghana Bar Association Conference in Bolgatanga in the Upper Region returned to Accra the same day in the evening to mourn with his Vice President, Dr Bawumia, at his residence.
A message he wrote in the Book of Condolence opened for sympathisers, said, “My wife Rebecca and I came to express our condolences and sympathies to the Vice President and his family on the sad loss of his mother.
She was a delightful and courteous lady who looked after us very well when we met her here and at Walewale. We ask for God’s blessing on her and peaceful rest in His bosom. May her soul be at peace.”
The Chief of Staff at the Presidency, Mrs Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, had earlier gone to mourn with the Vice President at his residence on Monday morning while President Akufo-Addo was away in Bolgatanga.
Ministers of State, Parliamentarians, the Clergy, the Chief Imam, foreign diplomats and senior officers of the security agencies and other dignitaries had earlier sympathised with Dr Bawumia.
In a Facebook post, the former President, H.E John Dramani Mahama, said he had called his brother (Dr Bawumia) to console him on the unfortunate loss of his mother.
Vice President Bawumia, at the early hours on Monday, announced the passing of his mother, Hajia Mariama Bawumia.
In a tweet, the Vice President said, “it is with great sadness that I announced the passing of my beloved mother, Hajia Mariama Bawumia. Hajia Mariama passed away peacefully this morning in Accra. Burial is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14, 2021, in Walewale. May the Almighty Allah grant her Jannatul Firdaus.”
Rex Mainoo Yeboah, ISD