- Parliament has approved the Major Mahama Trust Fund Bill
- The bill is in fulfillment of President Akufo-Addo’s promise that the state will cater for the spouse and children of the slain military officer
- Major Mahama was gruesomely killed by the youth of Denkyira-Obuasi
Ghana’s Parliament has finally passed the Major Mahama Fund Bill almost a month after it was first read on the floor.
The Major Mahama Trust Fund Bill was first laid in Parliament by Defence Minister Dominic Nitiwul in October.
The fund is expected to cater for the late soldier’s wife and kids following his gruesome murder at Denkyira Obuasi in May 2017.
Major Mahama endured an unfortunate fate after he was lynched on suspicion of being an armed robber by the people of Denkyira Obuasi – now New Obuasi.
However, following his killing, government pledged to do its best to cater for the needs of his family and President Akufo-Addo went ahead to set up of a memorial Trust Fund with a seed money of GH¢500,000 in that regard.
The 32-year-old military commander was lynched at Denkyira-Obuasi during an early morning jogging by locals who suspected he was an armed robber after sighting a sidearm on him.
Forty-two persons have since been arrested over the nefarious act and are standing trial for murder and attempt to commit murder.
Despite taking about five months, Parliament has finally passed the bill, after it was well scrutinized by the House’s Defence and Interior Committees.
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