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Samira Bawumia

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Samira Bawumia born 20 August 1980 is a Ghanaian politician and the Second Lady of the Republic of Ghana. She is married to the Vice President of Ghana, Mahamudu Bawumia.

Samira started her early education at the Answarudeen Islamic School at Fadama in Accra, before continuing to the Akosombo International School (AIS) and then to Mfantsiman Girls' Secondary School at Saltpond in the Central Region.

At the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), she studied BA in Social Science in Law and Sociology and Technology. At the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Relations (GIMPA), she has been adjudged the Best Student in Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Mrs. Bawumia is the Ambassador for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and joins former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Academy Award-winning actor Julia Roberts,and Grammy-nominated musician Rocky Dawuni to work with the Alliance and its partners to raise awareness of household air pollution and encourage broader adoption of clean cooking solutions in developing countries in a bid to create cleaner environments and eradicate deaths caused by pollution from the burning of solid fuels for cooking.

She was acknowledged in 2019 and the first among seven others to be honored by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll) in conjunction with Ashden. This was in recognition of her efforts toward the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7, which is to ensure access to modern reliable, renewable and affordable energy for all by 2030.

Samira is the founder and CEO of the Samira Empowerment & Humanitarian Projects (SEHP), a not-for-profit organization established to empower the underprivileged in Ghana through diverse social intervention projects to improve lives.

She donated library books to the Police Basic Schools in November 2019 to encourage and instill the habit of reading in children. This initiative was a part of her "library in the box" project.