Two young ladies have made a surprising demand at the funeral of the late Hajia Mariama Bawumia, the mother of Ghana’s Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia.
According to them, the late Hajia Bawumia who is also their grandmother is owing them an amount of GHC 50, 000 and his children should pay to enable the soul of their grandmother to rest in peace.
The third day of the funeral of the late mother of Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia saw the attendance of politicians, imams, and many others from across the globe. The third day of the funeral is where Culture is showcased in a full display according to the tradition of the people of the north. This is where they make visitors know that they have a rich culture.
Apart from the main funeral, there were several side attractions that got many entertained. The male grandchildren of the late Hiajia Mariama Bawumia mounted barriers and demanded a token from visitors before they are allowed to enter. Even after the payment, one person is allowed to enter at a time.
It was a shocking moment when two of the grandchildren of the late Hajia Mariama Bawumia stormed the funeral grounds, grabbed the microphone, and opted to make a serious announcement. The young lady indicated that their late grandmother owes them an amount of GHC 50, 000 and her children must pay the money to them as quickly as possible.
It is believed that if the children refuse to pay the money, their mother will not have a peaceful rest. The demand came as a surprise to the visitors who were at the funeral but it was not news to the indigenes because it is part of the tradition. According to one of the grandchildren whose name has been given as Amina, it is part of their tradition to demand the amount of GHC 50, 000 from the children of the late Hajia Mariama Bawumia but they have to put the statement to make her children believe that she was owing them.
Amina later confessed that the late Hajia was not owing them in reality but the long-standing tradition has compelled them to make everyone believe that it was the truth. They had newspapers and radio with them. They indicated that the late Hajia Mariama Bawumia never played with her newspapers and radio as she was mostly glued to current affairs.