Government to name Airport Hills roundabout after Major Mahama

Government to name Airport Hills roundabout after Major Mahama

- Government would name the Airport Hills roundabout after the late Major Maxwell Mahama

- A statue is expected to be unveiled on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, exactly two years after he was murdered

Government has approved the naming of the roundabout near the plush Airport Hills Estate in Accra, after slain soldier, Major Maxwell Adam Mahama.

A statue is expected to be unveiled Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the roundabout at Airport Hills, exactly two years after the gruesome murder of Major Mahama.

The ceremony to unveil his statue will be attended by his family, the Military High Command, defence minister, Dominic Nitiwul, as well as other state officials, according to a statement signed Monday, May 27, 2019, by Commander A. La-Nyane for Public Relations of the Ghana Armed Forces.

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The young captain, who was with the 5th Infantry Battalion, died in the line of duty at Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region in 2017.

He was allegedly stoned to death and burnt by the youth of the area who mistook him for an armed robber.

He became a hero following the manner in which he was killed by the very people he had been deployed to protect.

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He was posthumously promoted to the full rank of major by the president, Akufo-Addo, when he attended the one-week remembrance ceremony of the late soldier.

Some 14 persons, including the assembly Member of Denkyira Obuasi, William Baah, are standing trial at an Accra High Court over the killing of Major Mahama

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