- The widow of the late Major Maxwell Mahama was appointed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- This is part of government's package to the family of army officer who was murdered in May
Barbara Mahama, the widow of the late Major Maxwell Mahama has been given a role in one of Ghana’s foreign missions.
The wife of the army officer who was gruesomely killed in a mob attack six months ago, offered a communications role at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of government’s package to her.
The Minister for Defense, Dominic Nitiwul, commenting on the issue during a two-day visit to the Western Region said: “We gave her options; she is into communications so we gave her options, she said she wanted a particular job at the Foreign Ministry and we put her there. The idea is to take her completely away from this country for some time so that she does not keep remembering those problems that are there.”
According to a report by 3news.com, the defense minister explained that the government’s various efforts to support the family during their difficult time was because there was so much outrage from the public, military, and civil societies, that government felt it was sensible to intervene.
He noted that Barbara had been working at the foreign affairs minister for about a month and a half.
Major Maxwell Mahama in May this year, was horribly lynched to death by some irate youth of Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region, where he had been stationed.
The tragedy sparked public outrage as this raised questions about the need to seriously address the prevalence of mob justice in the country.
Major Mahama was given a state burial, with the government pledging its full support to the widow and her two sons.
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