Akufo-Addo posthumously promotes Maxwell Mahama to major

Akufo-Addo posthumously promotes Maxwell Mahama to major

President Nana Akufo-Addo has posthumously promoted Maxwell Mahama, the officer of the Ghana Army who was lynched by a mob at Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region last Monday, to major.

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Akufo-Addo posthumously promotes Maxwell Mahama to major

Maxwell Mahama to major

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The president made the announcement when he visited the family of the late soldier on Monday.

YEN.com.gh reported earlier that the army officer was due to be promoted to the position of major by the army before his killing.

Akufo-Addo, who attended the "one week" observation of fallen soldier, pledged to grant the family's request for a monument to be built in honour of their late son.

The family wants the monument to serve as a remembrance of what befell their son as a way of preventing such a tragedy from recurring.

The president also announced the establishment of a GHc500,000 fund to cater for the education of Major Mahama's children.

He added that the late soldier will be given a state burial.

Akufo-Addo posthumously promotes Maxwell Mahama to major

Major Maxwell Mahama with family

The news of the Major Mahama's posthumous promotion has been well-received on social media.

According to the police, Major Mahama was heading for a 20 kilometre walk last Monday when he was attacked by residents of Denkyira Obuasi.

Police say 10 kilometres into the walk, he stopped to buy snails from some women in the community and was reaching into his pocket for money to pay them when one of the women spotted a gun tied to his waste.

The woman, according to the police account, called William Baah, the assembly man in area, and reported that she had sighted an armed robber.

The assembly man then quickly organised people in the community to beat and kill the soldier, police said.

The mood of the nation veered from shock to anger, following the brutal killing.

The episode provoked a resolve of "never again" among Ghanaians, with many condemning "mob justice".

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