Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia’s public relations woes appear to be multiplying by the day, as his latest attempt to donate GHC 20,000 towards the funeral of the Chief Imam of Wa was rejected downright by the family of the deceased.
The Head and Council of Elders of the family of the late Imam of Wa, the capital of Upper West Region, Dr. Suleman Mahama Haroon Bakuri, rejected the donations in no uncertain terms, saying it was belated.
A statement signed on September 11, 2020, by the Head of the Limanyiri Family, Alhaji Issaka Mahama Bawmara said “we the elders of the family wish to state that the donation though well-intentioned is belated as the final funeral rites have already been performed.”
The family further accused the Vice President of hypocrisy, saying he never showed up to mourn the deceased even when he was in town on a visit. “… the Vice President never showed up in person to mourn with the family when he paid a visit to the region on the 7th of September, 2020. The money was only sent through the Constituency Chairman of the NPP for Wa Central which is unethical.”
This is the latest bad press that the embattled Vice President is experiencing, following his goof during the manifesto launch of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) where he promised an airport for Cape Coast, even though his boss, President Akufo Addo less than 24 hours before the lofty promise had described an airport in Cape Coast as a no-brainer.
A few days before the Cape Coast Manifesto launch, Veep Bawumia had held a well-publicised forum to outline the achievements of the NPP government. However, a sizeable number of the 17,000 projects he claimed his government had undertaken were either non-existent or were projects started by the previous National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration.
He has since earned the unenviable title as the most untruthful person in Ghana. Indeed, a google search of “who lies the most in Ghana” shots up the image of the Vice President.