Dr. Bawumia, Madam Samira Bawumia and the Chief of Staff Frema Osei-Opare cut the birthday cake as Madam Amma Busia watches in admiration
Vice President, Mahamudu Bawumia, yesterday poured
plaudits on Madam Amma Busia during her 83rd birthday party at her
Abelenkpe residence in Accra.
Dressed in spotless white as did his spouse, Madam
Samira Bawumia, and the Chief of Staff, Madam Frema Opare-Osei, during the
social function, he described his guest as a woman who brooks no nonsense and
would say it as it is no matter whose ox is gored. ‘She would tell you straight
in the face’ he said.
He held his audience spellbound as his tributes
flowed so freely one could bet he had rehearsed the extempore session of the plaudits.
He told his audience that at the age of seven he
told his father he would like to emulate Dr. K.A. Busia, the celebrant’s elder
brother and a former Prime Minister of Ghana, when he grows old. Today as fate
would have it he is Vice President of the Republic Of Ghana. He did not forget
to tell his audience how he used to read Prof Busia’s book and the mentorship
he has received from Madam Amma Busia.
Dr. Bawumia recalled how Madam Amma Busia’s
steadfastness and commitment to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) held the party
together. ‘We cherish you, we appreciate you on your 83rd birthday’
he ended his beautiful tribute to the admiration of his audience.
Although a working day, yesterday’s activity drew
many admirers to her residence among them the Most Rev Asante Antwi, Madam Emma
Mitchel, a former Minister under the NDC regime and Council Of State member
under the Kufuor government, Madam Joyce Aryee and Faustina Nelson, a female
politician among others.
A retired banker, Madam Sussie Quartey, who was part
of the guests of Madam Amma Busia said ‘she is such a lovely woman whose love
for God and country knows no bounds. May God continue to be with her.’
The Tema Youth Choir was in attendance and to whose music Dr. Bawumia joined others to dance to.
By A.R. Gomda