Biography Of Dr. Bawumia; Real Name, Age, Career, Wife, Education, Contact

Dr. Bawumia is the current vice-president of the Republic of Ghana. He is an economist and banker aside from his love for politics. Dr. Bawumia was the Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana until his nomination as Vice President.

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Dr. Bawumia Early Life

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia was born on October 7, 1963. He hails from Tamale in the Nothern Region Of Ghana. Bawumia is the 12th son of the late Alhaji Mumuni Bawumia and the 2nd son of Hajia Mariama Bawumia. The late Alhaji Mumuni Bawumia was the former Chairman of the Council of State from 1992 to 2000 and was also a teacher, lawyer, politician, and a Mamprugu Royal noted as the Paramount Chief of Kperiga in the Northern Region of Ghana.

Dr. Bawumia Education

 Dr. Bawumia had his basic education at Sakasaka Primary School in Tamale and furthered his senior high education at the Tamale Secondary School in 1975. He was President of the Ghana United Nations Students’ Association (GUNSA) in 1981.

After his senior high of education, he went to the United Kingdom where he pursued banking and obtained the Chartered Institute of Bankers Diploma (ACIB). He graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Economics from Buckingham University in 1987.

He then gained a master’s degree in Economics at Lincoln College, Oxford, and obtained a Ph.D. in Economics at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1995. He specialized in Macroeconomics, International Economics, Development Economics, and Monetary Policy.

Dr. Bawumia Career

Dr. Bawumia worked as a lecturer in Monetary Economics, and International Finance at the Emile Woolf College of Accountancy in London, England. He then served as an economist at the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC, USA. From 1996 to 2000, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University, Texas, USA, where he also gained the Young Researcher Award in 1998.

He came back to Ghana in 2000 to work as an economist at the Bank of Ghana. He rose from Senior Economist to Head of Department and then became a Special Assistant to the Governor of the Bank. In June 2006, President J.A. Kufuor appointed him as a Deputy Governor of the Bank.

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Dr. Bawumia was selected by Nana Akufo-Addo as his running mate in the 2008 elections, which saw the NPP increase its votes in the 2004 elections, especially in the three Northern regions. Dr. Bawumia as the running mate made New Patriotic Party take five parliamentary seats in the Upper West Region for the first time and the Party also increased its presidential votes significantly in the Northern, Upper East, and Upper West Regions.

Bawumia is currently the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana.

Dr. Bawumia Wife and Children

 Dr. Bawumia is married to Samira Ramadan Bawumia, the only daughter of Alhaji Ahmed Ramadan, the former PNC National Chairman, and blessed with three children.

Dr. Bawumia Scholarships And Awards

Dr. Bawumia as a prominent man has won several awards and scholarships which include; Sir Alan Peacock Prize. Best Economics Student, Department of Economics, the University of Buckingham in 1986, 4 Graduate Fellowships: Ph.D. Simon Fraser University, Canada from 1991 to 1995, President’s Research Fellowship: Ph.D. Simon Fraser University between 1995 to 1999, Young Researcher Award in Baylor University, and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (FCIB) in 2007.

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Dr. Bawumia Net Worth

Dr. Bawumia’s net worth is estimated as between $100 million to $ 250 million.


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