The Member of Parliament for Yendi, Farouk Mahama, has revealed that the Aliu Mahama family spent a lot of money but that could not save their dear mother’s life.
He indicated that such is life and urged Ghanaians to love one another irrespective of tribe, political party, or religion.
“Let’s us humble ourselves because money is not everything, if it was GHS 1million I would have paid for my mother to be alive so it’s not money let’s live a good life, and let’s love one another. My mother’s death has saddened me and has taught me that in this life we must love one another.”
Farouk Mahama made this known when he interacted with journalists at the burial of his late mother Hajia Ramatu at Kalpohini in Tamale.
According to him, the late Former President Evans Attah Mills, Former President J. A Kufour, Former President John Dramani Mahama, and President Akufo-Addo have all supported the Aliu Mahama’s family financially to cater for the health of the late Hajia Ramatu and thanked them all for their support.
Hajia Ramatu Mahama had been battling a heart-related sickness for about two years and was taken to the United Kingdom for treatment last year.
The Son of the late Vice President, called on Ghanaians especially the good people of Dagbon to support him to sustain the legacy of the Aliu Mahama family.
The Hajia Ramatu Mahama died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra on Thursday, April 7, 2022, after she was admitted.
She was 70.
The former second lady was laid beside her husband at Kalpohini the family’s private residence where the late Vice President, Aliu Mahama was buried.
The mortal remains of the former second lady were airlifted to Tamale after the national Chief Imam, His Eminence Sheikh Prof, Osman Nuhu Sharubutu performed the Janazah prayer on the mortal remains of the former second lady.
In Tamale, Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Second Lady, Samira Bawumia, and other dignitaries witnessed the performance of the Janazah Prayers for the late former Vice President’s wife, Hajia Rahmatu Aliu Mahama by the Northern Regional Chief Imam, Alhaji Ahmed Abdul Salam, at the Tamale Jubilee Park before the body was sent to Kalpohini the family’s private residence for burial.
The late wife of the former Vice President was an educationist in Tamale.
Due to her love and care for her pupils, she earned the coveted title ‘Mma Ramatu’ or ‘Mother Ramatu’.
Hajia Ramatu Mahama was the daughter of the late Imoro Egala, a Minister for Trade and Industry and first black chairman of COCOBOD, in the First Republic and a long-standing political stalwart in Ghana through to the third Republic; doubling as a founder of the PNP now PNC.
The late Hajia Ramatu Mahama left behind four children, namely; Salma Mahama, Farouk Mahama, MP for Yendi, Fayad Mahama, and Halim Mahama.