By Abdul Malik Bangura – 23 August 2019
Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy, wife of Late Honourable Dr Sheikh Batu Daramy (First Financial Secretary of Sierra Leone), Member of Parliament of Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) is reported dead. She passed away in the early hours of Wednesday 21st August 2019, at 34 Military Hospital, Freetown, She was 97 years old.
Mama Daramy and her beloved husband, SB Daramy, were among SLPP’s oldest members. When political dispensation was introduced in Sierra Leone in 1992, Hon. Dr. Sheikh Batu Daramy left the Ministry of Finance where he was working and took part in active politics in the SLPP. He stood for the election as a Presidential candidate. At a point when no one would step forward and register the SLPP, Dr. Sheikh Batu Daramy and his wife, Hadja Hawa Daramy (Khadar), used their personal funds to register the party. Although he did succeed in his bid, he proved himself as a loyalist and one of the original SLPP members.
The husband died long ago,leaving behind the Late Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy. They are survived by her daughters, Mariama Daramy-Lewis (Grand Chief Patron SLPP), Marta Daramy and Kumba Hutt as well as her sons Ambassador Soulay Daramy, SB Daramy Jr, Dr. Sheriff and IB Daramy and her many grandchildren, notably Charles Tabansi and Naiomi Lewis who spent the later part of her life caring for her. During her final days at 34 Hospital, she was cared for by Ambassador Soulay Daramy, Mariama and her daughter-in-law, Afiju Daramy.
Funeral service will be held in Freetown on the 31st August 2019.