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I have had my fair share of struggles in life so I care about the poor, etc.- Bawumia

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Although he may be the second most important man in Ghana now, H.E. Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has not always had rosy life. According to the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, he too has had his fare share of struggles growing up, therefore, he understands the plight of Ghanaians.

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, who is contesting to represent the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as their Presidential candidate in the year 2024, shared some of the challenges he has faced growing up in Ghana.

In his address to members of the NPP who stormed the party’s headquarters to support him for the filing and submission of nomination forms to contest the NPP flagbearership on Friday, he said;

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“It has not been an easy journey. It has taken a lot of hard work, discipline, and patience to get here. I walked to school growing up in Moshie Zongo in Tamale. I have been a day worker on farms during holidays in secondary school, a warehouse boy even after finishing university, and a minicab driver, he shared.”

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He disclosed that he could not afford to pay his fees while a student at the University of Oxford, and was only able to settle his arrears only after he completed his started working.

“I was only able to pay fees for one term during my studies at Oxford University and had to survive for the rest of my studies without paying fees, thanks to my College. I only settled my fees in arrears after I started work following the completion of my Ph.D. in Canada. I have also been a cleaner of dormitories in my university days in Canada,” Dr. Bawumia said.

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Dr. Bawumia stated that his struggles are no different than those of any other Ghanaian, hence, he understands their plight and will address the problems of the needy in the Ghanaian society.

“I care about the poor, the vulnerable, and the excluded. I care about the Lepers, the sick, sickle cell sufferers, cancer patients, the disabled, Kayayei, street children, and the unemployed among others. This is the true essence of life – to address the problems of the weakest among us and to help them lift themselves,” he stated.

 

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