Ramatu Mahama (Neè Egala), the wife of the late former Vice President Aliu Mahama, turns 69 years on Thursday.

Hajia Ramatu as she is affectionately known will be joined by family, friends, associates and well-wishers across the world to joyously celebrate her special day at a private ceremony.

She is the daughter of the late Imoro Egala, a Trade Minister and first black chairman of Cocobod, in the First Republic and a long-standing political stalwart in Ghana through to the Third Republic; doubling as a founder of the PNP now PNC.

Hajia Ramatu was an educationist in Tamale and her love and care for her pupils earned her the coveted title “Mma Ramatu”.

During the tenure of the late vice president, Shania Ramatu championed and advocated for women participation in decision making process of the country.

Her house was home of many young people due to her commitment to the development, wellbeing and welfare of the teeming young people in the community.

She is also a philanthropist who has supported a lot of youth and women in agriculture, education, business development and health care services.

Together with the late vice president, Hajia Ramatu had four children, namely; Salma, Farouk, Fayad and Halim, all of whom are flourishing in their various fields of endeavour.