Mary Grant was like a mother to me – Mahama
President John Mahama has revealed that Dr Mrs Mary Grant, a former Council of State member, was like a mother to him who was interested in the progress of his political career.
The late stateswoman, who died at 88, was laid to rest on Friday October 21 after a state burial at the forecourt of the State House.
She died in September this year at the 37 Military Hospital. Dr Grant, who served as a member of the Council of State in the erstwhile Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC), was also the Deputy PNDC Secretary for Health in 1985.
Mr Mahama, speaking during the launch of a special edition of the Ovation International Lifestyle Magazine, said: “This evening if you don’t hear my usual melodious voice it’s because the stress of the campaign has affected me and I am nursing a cold. I guess I will be fine. I took a day off the campaign trail to attend to some businesses in Accra.
“First to attend the funeral of somebody who has been like a mother to me, very interested in my progress in my career – Dr Mrs Mary Grant. I wish her farewell. And also to be here with you this evening for the launch of my good friend Dele Momodu’s (Chief Executive of the Ovation Magazine) special edition of the Ovation.”