- The family of the late Major Maxwell Adams Mahama has expressed profound gratitude to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
- The family of Major Mahama made this known when they paid a courtesy call on the President at the Jubilee House, on Monday, 4 June 2018
Family of the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama has thanked President Akufo-Addo for his continuous show of support since the death of their relative.
The family said they are grateful to the President for sticking with them during the hard times and showing great leadership when it was required.
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“We as the family who have felt it [President’s interventions], who have received it, are here today to tell you exactly how we feel about what you have done for us, and to thank you.
"Let me say that if we could put weight on words, today you would have needed a crane to lift our ‘thank you’ because we are very grateful," family head, Ahmed Zakaria Sakara.
The family of the late soldier declared their gratitude when they paid a visit to the President at the Jubilee House on Monday.
President Akufo-Addo posthumously promoted the late Maxwell Mahama to the rank of Major, as well as honouring him with a state burial.
In addition, an Endowment Fund was established for cater for his family, into which the President made a donation of ¢50,000.
Mr. Zakaria said the family was particularly impressed by the President's will to help the wife and children of the late Major Mahama following his unfortunate death.
According to him, the family is "aware that when this incident happened, your government was just five months old.
"If it was a baby, the government will still have been trying to acclimatize itself with the environment, but the people of Denkyira Obuasi didn’t have the courtesy to give you that opportunity, so you were plunged into the problem.”
He added: "the whole country was sad, the military was angry, the family was angry and sad. However, through your intervention, through the Defence Ministry, Chief of Defense Staff, everything was brought that under control.”
The President was appreciative of the gesture shown by the family but said the show of appreciation should rather be directed to the people of Ghana.
“I was a vehicle for expressing their regret, their sadness, their revulsion, and their grief,” he said, adding "all of these – the recognition, the support of the state, the various arrangements, they can never take away from the loss which is felt by some people in this room with greater poignancy than others."
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