The wife of Ghana’s Vice President, Samira Bawumia is fulfilling a very important tradition at Walewale, the hometown of her husband. Preparations for the final Islamic prayers and funeral for the late mother of Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia after her death are underway at the family house.
Many people from all over the world including politicians and others are trooping to Walawale to assist the vice president to complete the necessary funeral rites and Islamic prayers for his late mothers. During important days like these, the kitchen of the family house becomes very busy because almost every visitor will have to be fed.
People from other homes throng to the house of the bereaved family and assist them in preparing the meals to satisfy the visitors. This has been the tradition of many Ghanaians but it seems the family of Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia has another twist to it. The Second lady, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia has been spending a lot of time in the kitchen preparing different types of meals as traditional demand.
She is expected to cook and feed members of the village as the daughter-in-law to fulfill a tradition. She could be seen in pictures that have since been shared on social media dressed in all black stirring a pot full of food. She had also prepared a soup in a big pot. The village members brought their bowls after the food was ready and Samira Bawumia could be noticed serving one bowl after the other.
Members of the village could not hide their joy as the second lady serves their bowls with food. This is part of the Mamprusi traditional funeral rites. The mother of Dr. Mahamdu Bawumia, Hajia Mariama Bawumia died a few months ago. She has already been buried as demanded by the Islamic belief. The final prayers and funeral rites are scheduled for Sunday and Walewale will once again witness a historic tradition.
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