Bawumia Celebrates 60th Birthday With Orphans


Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia at the weekend celebrated his 60th birthday with inmates of the Kumasi Children’s Home and the Weija Leprosarium in Accra.

He donated assorted foods, drinks, toiletries and other items to the Kumasi Children’s Home.

Among the donated items were rice (100 bags), sugar (20 bags), diapers (50 packs), tooth brushes (20 boxes), toilet rolls (20 packs), detergents (100 packs), oil (20 boxes), tinned tomatoes (10 boxes), water (150 cartons), assorted drinks (200 cartons), and a large quantity of biscuits.

Dr. Bawumia also sent similar food items and other supplies to the inmates of the Weija Leprosarium to assist them celebrate his special day instead of his usual birthday lunch with cured lepers at his residence in Accra.

At the Kumasi Children’s Home, the Vice President was accompanied by Second Lady Samira Bawumia, where he again donated GH¢60,000 to help in the running of the orphanage.

Dr. Bawumia also pledged to provide a Coaster bus and serve as a patron to the orphanage.

“Everyone needs some form of help, but in my opinion, those with the most need are these children in orphanages, who are here through no fault of theirs. That’s why I chose to spend my birthday with the children in this Home, as I am here in Kumasi on my birthday,” he explained.

“Every year I spend my birthday with the vulnerable in society. So you can be sure that if God gives me life, this is not the last time you will see me or hear from me on my birthday,” he pledged.

Mabel Amponsah, Manageress of the Kumasi Children’s Home, expressed gratitude on behalf of the over 90 children in the institution, some of whom have disabilities, noting that Dr. Bawumia’s decision to spend his birthday with vulnerable and abandoned children is a strong sign of his love for humanity.

“As you have shown us love and care on your special day, we pray that your dreams and desires will be met. We ask the Almighty to grant you your heart’s desires. We will continue to pray for you,” Ms. Amponsah added.

Earlier in the day, Muslim and Christian clergy prayed for and blessed Dr. Bawumia, wishing him long life and success in his bid to lead the NPP and, ultimately, Ghana.

Dr. Bawumia was also joined by seasoned men of God in Kumasi, who led him into fervent prayers to thank the Almighty for blessing him with another year.

They also prayed to God to protect, bless and grant all the heart desires of the Vice President, adding that may the household of Dr. Bawumia be filled with joy and peace.

FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi with additional files