Samira Bawumia Biography
Samira Bawumia is a Ghanaian politician, humanitarian, philanthropist, and the Second Lady of the Republic of Ghana.
She is married to the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia with 4 children.
The second lady, Samira is a staunch member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) with the leader of her party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the President of the Republic of Ghana.
Samira Bawumia was once a Miss Universe beauty contestant and lifestyle TV presenter before turning a politician.
- Samira Bawumia Biography
- Samira Bawumia Age & Date of Birth
- Samira Bawumia Parents (mother & father), Family & Personal Life
- Marriage: Samira Bawumia children: How she met & got married to her husband, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia
- Samira Bawumia & Politics (Political Career)
- Samira Bawumia Education
- Is Samira Bawumia arrogant or rude especially after describing ex-president John Mahama as ‘useless’?
- Awards & Recognition
- Samira Bawumia Foundation & Humanitarian Initiatives
Samira Bawumia Age & Date of Birth
Hajia Samira Bawumia was born on Wednesday, August 20th, 1980.
The beautiful and elegant Samira is currently 40 years of age and will soon be 41 years come August this year, 2021.
Samira Bawumia Parents (mother & father), Family & Personal Life
Samira Bawumia was born to seasoned politician, Alhaji Ahmed Ramadan, former Chairman of People’s National Convention (PNC), and Hajia Ayesha Ramadan.
Samira is multilingual who speaks about five different Ghanaian languages including: Twi, Ga, Ewe, Fanti, and her husband’s native tongue, Mamprusi.
The second lady’s favourite food is Banku with hot pepper and fried fish.
She is a big fun of high heels and Mercedes Benz cars.
Hajia Samira Bawumia is the second and only daughter amongst the six (6) siblings or children of her parents.
Interestingly, the first and eldest of Samira’s siblings is her brother, Mohammed Adamu Ramadan who is the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for the Adentan constituency in the Greater Accra Region.
Another bl00d brother of Samira is Abu Ramadan, the former Youth organiser of PNC who before the 2016 general elections, defected to the NPP.
Her father, Alhaji Ahmed Ramadan, is an experienced banker and politician who retired from active politics in 2015.
Alhaji Ahmed Ramadan was last sworn in by President Akufo-Addo as the first Ghanaian ambassador to the United Arab Emirate (UAE).
Marriage: Samira Bawumia children: How she met & got married to her husband, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia
Samira first met her lovely husband, Alhaji Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia in May 2003.
They got married in February, 2004 — nine months after they had met.
In December 2004, Samira Bawumia aged 24 gave birth to their first daughter who was named Nadia.
Two years after the birth of Nadia, they had their second child who was a boy conceived in 2006. He was named Mahmoud Junior.
In all, Samira and her husband, Alhaji Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia are currently blessed with four(4) children.
Samira Bawumia & Politics (Political Career)
Mrs Bawumia was virtually unknown in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) until her husband, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia was chosen by the then flag bearer of NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo, as his running mate for the 2008, 2012, and 2016 elections respectively.
The second lady rose to prominence during the 2016 Presidential & Parliamentary elections in Ghana which saw Nana Addo Danqwah Akufo-Addo defeat the then President John Dramani Mahama to become the next president of Ghana.
Her mission is to assist the present government in building the “new” Ghana in fulfillment of the “Positive Change” that was promised.
She is very passionate about effective and efficient governance.
Samira Bawumia Education
Samira Bawumia began her early education at the Answarudeen Islamic School at Fadama in Accra.
She continued to the Akosombo International School (AIS) before gaining admission to Mfantsiman Girls’ Secondary School for her Ordinary Level (‘O’ Level) education at Saltpond in the Central Region of Ghana.
Samira studied Bachelor of Arts Social Science in Law and Sociology at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi.
She was adjudged the Best Student with the “Professor Agyemang Badu Academic Scholarship Award” in Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
Is Samira Bawumia arrogant or rude especially after describing ex-president John Mahama as ‘useless’?
Well, to the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Samira became their heroine after she heavily criticized and even reportedly ‘insulted’ former president John Mahama as ‘useless’ in the heat of the 2016 Presidential & Parliamentary Elections.
On the other hand, members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have variously and largely described Samira Bawumia as a ‘slay queen‘, make-up second lady, very rude, disrespectful, and arrogant.
Awards & Recognition
In 2018, Mrs. Samira Bawumia was honoured as the African Woman of Excellence for her contribution to the cause of humanity by The African Women of Excellence Awards, organized by the African Union in partnership with Diasporan African Forum (DAF).
In 2019, she was acknowledged as the first of seven individuals honored by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll) in conjunction with Ashden.
This was in recognition for her efforts towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7,which is to ensure access to modern reliable, renewable and affordable energy for all by 2030.
Mrs. Bawumia was recently made an Ambassador for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves laughing .
She now joins the late and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Academy Award-winning actress Julia Roberts, and Grammy-nominated musician Rocky Dawuni to work with the Alliance and its partners to raise awareness of household air pollution and encourage broader adoption of clean cooking solutions in developing countries in a bid to create cleaner environments and eradicate deaths caused by pollution from the burning of solid fuels for cooking.
Samira Bawumia Foundation & Humanitarian Initiatives
Samira is the founder and CEO of the Samira Empowerment & Humanitarian Projects (SEHP), described as a not-for-profit organisation established with the purpose of empowering the underprivileged in Ghana through diverse social intervention projects to improve lives.
In November 2019, she donated library books to the Police Basic Schools to inculcate the habit of reading in the children. This was her ‘library in the box’ project which has the objective of making books available to schools
Samira Bawumia Instagram Account:
@sbawumia or https://www.instagram.com/sbawumia
Source: George Awiadem Maclean | BieGyaNation.Com