The second lady of the Republic of Ghana is Samira Bawumia, the wife of his Excellency Mahamadu Bawumia, the vice president. She is a Ghanaian citizen by birth and was born on the 20th day of August 1980 at Sabon Zongo in Accra.
She is a humanitarian and also a politician which comes as no surprise to many because of the political background family that she was born into. The beautiful spouse of the vice president is currently 41 years of age. She was born to Fulani parents; Alhaji Ahmad Ramadan and Hajia Ayesha Ramadan.
The father occupied the position of Chairman of one of Ghana’s prominent political party’s, the Convention People’s Party. He has been posted to the United Arab Emirates as the country’s ambassador. She remains the one and only female child of her parents and has made them really proud.
Samira Bawumia Educational background
She started her basic school education at Answarudeen Islamic School which is situated at Fadama before furthering to Alsyd Academy also located in Accra.
In the Eastern Region, she attended Akosombo International school and continued to her senior high school at Mfantseman secondary school in the Central Region before enrolling at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in the Ashanti Region.
She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in social science. At the Ghana Institute of Management and professional studies (GIMPA), she also obtained her Masters of Business Administration in Project Management.
Career and political life
As already stated, the vice president’s Wife renders Humanitarian Services and is also the founder and CEO of the Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Projects. As the saying goes “behind every successful man, there is a woman,” the supportive second lady did campaign massively for her husband, the then vice-presidential aspirant of the New Patriotic Party.
The industrious lady traveled far and wide to solicit votes for his husband’s party which eventually yielded positive results when they won the elections and came to power. This shows how supportive she is of her husband.
She has become a role model to the youth especially women in Ghana by introducing handicrafts programs that are organized to equip the ladies with skills to earn a living.
Samira Bawumia is a caring mother, a lovely wife, and a proud daughter of the land. She met her husband, the vice president in May 2003 and finally consummated their marriage in the month of February 2004.