The wife and children of the late Major Maxwell Mahama have received massive support following government’s decision to provide for the needs.
According to a memo cited by YEN.com.gh, government has set up a Fund to ensure that the family of the deceased soldier are well catered for in order for them not to lack anything.
The move is in line with President Akufo-Addo’s pledge that the state will make sure the futures of the wife and children of the late Major are secured.
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The president promised to establish a Memorial Trust Fund with a seed of GHc 500,000 in honour of the slain officer.
Sections of the memo read: “The Bill, with the sole object of catering adequately for the widow of the late officer until she remarries, and catering adequately for the children of the late officer, will therefore ensure that all moneys intended for the welfare and upkeep generally, and particularly the education of the infant children of the late officer, are properly administered by a Board of Trustees who have a fiduciary relationship with the beneficiaries of the Fund and the Republic of Ghana.”
The late Major Mahama was lynched by the people of Denkyira Obuasi – now New Obuasi – on suspicion of being an armed robber.
His death attracted sympathy and empathy towards the bereaved family, with majority of Ghanaians offering to donate to help cater for his wife and children.
The deceased officer left behind a wife, Barbara, and two kids , Jaden and Jeremiah Mahama.