The late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama has been honoured at the Ghana Peace Awards for his contributions towards peace in the country till his untimely death.
The late soldier was murdered five months ago by the people of Denkyira Obuasi, now known as New Obuasi, on suspicion of being an armed robber.
Major Mahama’s death shook the whole of Ghana, with government offering to give him a state burial while a scheme has been created to cater for his wife and children.
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On Saturday, October 28, the slain soldier was again honoured at the Ghana Peace Awards, held to recognize those who have played active roles in maintaining peace in the country.
He was presented with the award for National Hero as a posthumous tribute for standing for peace until his untimely demise.
Upon receiving the award, the handlers of his Facebook page took to the social media site to post a picture of his laurel, accompanied by the words: “Award for National Hero by Ghana Peace Awards. Major Maxwell Adam Mahama was taken away exactly five months today. He was honored yesterday [Saturday] for his love for peace till death.
“I stand for peace because violence is too expensive, violence breaks homes, violence breaks nations. We love you Maxwell. We will not forget your death because death in such a manner cannot and should not be forgotten. We love you. #NationalHero.”
His wife, Barbara Mahama, later shared the post on her Facebook wall, as more Ghanaians on social media also paid their tribute to the late soldier.
The late Major Mahama also left behind two sons.
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