- 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
The family of the late Major Maxwell Mahama on Monday held his "one week observation" in Accra.
President Nana Akufo-Addo and several top government functionaries attended the event, which was characterised by pain and sorrow.
Family members of the late major cast sorrowful figures as they gradually came to terms with their son's demise.
The mother of the late major and his widow, Barbara, appeared to have been the hardest hit by the disaster.
A hard-to-describe look of agony that played on the face of Barbara was very disturbing.
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.
The president told the family that he had granted their request for a monument to be constructed in the memory of their son.
Akufo-Addo also posthumously promoted Maxwell Mahama from captain to major.
The president added that the fallen soldier will be honoured with a state burial.
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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