Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has said he learnt with shock and deep sadness the demise of Her Excellency Hajia Ramatu Aliu Mahama, former Second Lady of the Republic of Ghana.
Mr Bagbin said in a statement on Friday April 8 that “Her Excellency Hajia Ramatu Aliu Mahama was a hard-working woman, a great asset to the nation and the strong pillar behind the exploits of her deceased husband, His Excellency Alhaji Aliu Mahama, a former Vice president of the republic.
“May Allah be merciful and kind to Hajia Ramatu Aliu Mahama and may her beautiful soul rest peacefully in the bosom of her Maker. My thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends, loved ones and the entire nation during this period of grief.”
Hajia Ramatu Aliu Mahama died at the Korle Bu Teaching hospital on Thursday April 7, a family statement said.
“The family has lost a great pillar. Burial and funeral rites would be conducted in accordance with Islamic traditions. Further information will be provided in due course,” portion of the statement read.
The former Second Lady died at the age of 70 after battling illness.
“It is with deep sorrow, I announce the passing of my beloved mom, the former Second Lady of the Republic, Hajia Ramatu Aliu Mahama(neè Egala). She passed on peaceful in Accra at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital earlier this afternoon.
“The family has lost a great pillar. Burial and funeral rites would be conducted in accordance with Islamic traditions. Further information will be provided in due course.”
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana