- President Akufo-Addo has announced a Memorial Fund with a seed money of Gh¢500,000 for the late soldier
- He made a personal contribution of Ȼ50,000.00 to the fund
- Nana Addo also posthumously promoted the late Captain Maxwell Mahama to the rank of a major
Government has set up a memorial fund with seed money of GH500,000 in honour of fallen soldier, Maxwell Adam Mahama.
President Nana Akufo-Addo made the announcement when he personally paid a visit to the family of the deceased during the week celebration of the officer.
He also promised to make a personal donation of Gh¢50,000 to the fund, which will be managed by former and present public officials to support the widow and the two children.
The managers of the ‘Mahama Memorial Fund’ will include former deputy Interior Minister James Agalga and former government statistician Grace Bediako.
The President, who is also the Commander-In-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces posthumously promoted the late Captain Maxwell Mahama to the rank of a major.
Akufo-Addo further noted that in consultation with the military hierarchy he has agreed to the family’s request of a monument to be mounted in honour of the late Major Mahama at a location to be announced later.
He added that a state burial will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017.
Finally, the President assured the wife and family of the deceased that everything possible will be done to bring the perpetrators to book. “That is the least I can do,” the president opined.
Akufo-Addo was accompanied by a highly-powered government delegation to the residence of the late major. They included senior minister Yaw Osafo Maafo, Trade Minister Alan Kyeremanten, Defence Minister Dominic Nitiwul, National Security Minister Kan Dapaah, and Women and Children’s Affairs Minister Otiko Afisa Djaba.
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Some residents of Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region of Ghana led by their Assemblyman, William Baah lynched Mayor Mahama on suspicion that he was an armed robber.
The police say they have arrested 42 people so far in connection with the barbaric murder of the soldier.
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