Mahamudu Bawumia is a Ghanaian economist and former central banker who serves as the 7th Vice President of Ghana in the 4th Ghanaian Republic. He assumed office on 7 January 2017.

The Emile Woolf College of Accountancy in London, England, employed Bawumia from 1988 to 1990 as a lecturer in Monetary Economics and International Finance.

He was also an economist at the International Monetary Fund’s Research Department in Washington, DC. As an assistant professor of economics at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, from 1996 to 2000, Bawumia was awarded the Young Researcher Award in 1998.

“Who is Who Among America’s Teachers” included him in its 1999 edition. Another two volumes of his deal with monetary policy and economic growth.

In 2000, Bawumia returned to Ghana to work at the Bank of Ghana as an economist. From Senior Economist to Department Head to Special Assistant to the Governor of the Bank, he made his way up the corporate ladder.

Bawumia was named Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana by President John Kufuor in June 2006.

Dr Bawumia Parents: Meet Hajia Mariama Bawumia and Alhaji Mumuni Bawumia

Ghana’s vice-president Dr Bawumia was born to his parents Hajia Mariama Bawumia and Alhaji Mumuni Bawumia.

Alhaji Mumuni is the father of Bawumia. At the time of his death in September 2002, Bawumia was a teacher, lawyer, and politician, as well as a Mamprugu Royal and Chief of the Kpariga Traditional Area.

Mahamudu lost his mother, Hajia Mariama Bawumia, in September of 2021. At the age of 81, she died in Accra and was buried in Kperiga, a town in the northeastern region of Ghana, with her husband.

Nana Akufo-Addo and John Mahama offered words of comfort to him over social media.


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