Major Maxwell Mahama, the army officer who was cruelly murdered in a mob attack at Denkyira Obuasi in the Central region, died exactly two years ago today, May 29, 2019.
Major Mahama, a member of the 5th Infantry of the Ghana Armed Forces, met his sad and unfortunate fate, while on duty in the area.
The commander of about 100 troops, Mahama and his group were in the area to fight help in the fight against illegal mining (galamsey).
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Mahama became a national hero after the news of his gruesome lynching became public.
His death shook the nation, with President Akufo-Addo and other leading politicians sharing various reactions.
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Three weeks after his death, Major Mahama was given a state burial at the forecourt of the State House.
Major Mahama's state burial had dignitaries including former presidents J.A. Kufuor and Mahama
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Originally a captain, the government announced his posthumous promotion to major.
Apart from his promotion, the government also set up the Mahama Trust Fund to cater for his wife, Barbara, and two children.
The government also commissioned a 20-foot monument to be erected at the Airport Hills roundabout in Accra in his honour.
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The statue is expected to be unveiled today.
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