Photos: Family members of Major Mahama observe his "one week"

Photos: Family members of Major Mahama observe his "one week"

- Major Mahama's family have observed one week of his death in Accra

- The event was attended by President Nana Akufo-Addo and several top government functionaries

- The event was charaterised by pain and sorrow

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The family of the late Major Maxwell Mahama on Monday held his "one week observation" in Accra.

Photos: Family of Major Mahama mark his "one week observation"

Dennis Mahama, the father of Major Mahama, and Barbara (middle), his wife.

President Nana Akufo-Addo and several top government functionaries attended the event, which was characterised by pain and sorrow.

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Photos: Family of Major Mahama observe his "one week"

Nana Akufo-Addo at the event

Family members of the late major cast sorrowful figures as they gradually came to terms with their son's demise.

Photos: Family of Major Mahama observe his "one week"

Akufo-Addo commiserates with, Barbara, (second left) the widow of the late soldier

The mother of the late major and his widow, Barbara, appeared to have been the hardest hit by the disaster.

Photos: Family of Major Mahama observe his "one week"

Akufo-Addo exchanges pleasantries with a woman believed to be the mother of the late Major Mahama

A hard-to-describe look of agony that played on the face of Barbara was very disturbing.

Photos: Family of Major Mahama observe his "one week"

A look of agony appears on the face of Major Mahama's widow

Despite the immense pain members of the family were experiencing, they would have been comforted by Akufo-Addo's announcement that his administration had set up a GHc500,000 fund to finance the school fees of Major Mahama's two children.

Photos: Family of Major Mahama observe his "one week"

The late Major Mahama's widow, Barbara, and his mother

The president told the family that he had granted their request for a monument to be constructed in the memory of their son.

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Photos: Family of Major Mahama observe his "one week"

Some mourners looking distraught at the event

Akufo-Addo also posthumously promoted Maxwell Mahama from captain to major.

Photos: Family of Major Mahama observe his "one week"

A military chief speaks at the event

The president added that the fallen soldier will be honoured with a state burial.

Photos: Family of Major Mahama observe his "one week"

Senior Minister Osafo Marfo (middle) at the event. To his left is Alan Kyerematen, the minister for trade

Captain Mahama's life was taken by a vicious mob at Denkyira Obuasi last Monday.

Photos: Family members of Major Mahama observe his "one week"

The late Major Maxwell Mahama

Police say members of the community assumed he was a thief after they saw a pistol on him.

His family plans to bury him at the Osu Cemetery in Accra on Friday.

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