2nd Lady of Ghana, Ambassador for the UN backed Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and winner of the prestigious Ashden Award in recognition of her efforts towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7, to ensure access to modern reliable, renewable and affordable energy for all by 2030.
H.E. Hajia Samira Bawumia is the Second Lady of the Republic of Ghana. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Social Science) Degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a Master of Business Administration (Project Management) from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, where she graduated top of her class. She is the Founder and CEO of Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Projects, a non-profit organisation that focuses on Health, Education, Gender Parity and Women Empowerment, as well as Entrepreneurial Development.
She shot to prominence in the 2016 Ghanaian Parliamentary and Presidential electioneering period. She boldly campaigned against corruption and inefficient management of state resources. She quickly became a role model for many Ghanaian young women. She looks forward to assisting the present government in building the “new” Ghana, in fulfilment of the “Positive Change” promise. She is very passionate about efficient governance.
Samira was born to a politician, Alhaji Ahmed Ramadan, the former National Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC) and Hajia Ayesha Ramadan. She is their only daughter. Samira is married to H.E Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, with whom she has four children.