Bawumia gives GHC5,000 to family of his drowned classmate in Tamale floods

Drown Bawumia TamaleDr. Bawumia with the Northern Regional Minister and others.

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia through the Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed has presented GHC5,000 to the bereaved family of Hajia Fati Amams Bapuni who drowned during Tuesday’s floods in Tamale.

The amount was towards the funeral arrangements of the deceased who is a classmate to the Vice President at Sakasaka Primary School.

It would be recalled that the Vice President on Wednesday led a government delegation to Tamale to assess the extent of damage wreaked on both public and private property.

He has since directed that relief be given hundreds of the displace persons some of whom are perching on local school buildings in the area.

Hajia Fati drowned with her Toyota Rav4 vehicle in the wake of the flooding situation within the Tamale Metropolis on Tuesday July 25, 2017.

The former teacher in Tumu in the Sissala East District of the Upper West region, was rushing to pick her child from school but was washed away in her car by the heavy floods.

Efforts by a combined team of the Security Agencies could not save her and she unfortunately lost her life in the process.

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