Vice President Bawumia bids Major Mahama farewell

Vice President Bawumia bids Major Mahama farewell

- Major Mahama has been buried at a solemn ceremony at the State House

-The Vice President laid a wreath of behalf of the government of Ghana

- Major Mahama's father, unable to complete the reading of the tribute, was assisted by an uncle of the deceased

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A state burial for the late Major Maxwell Adama Mahama brought dignitaries from all walks of life to the State House, where his mortal remains were laid to rest.

Vice President Bawumia bids Major Mahama farewell

Vice President Bawumia with ex-president Mahama at Major Mahama's burial service

Clad in black, the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Alhaji Mahamadu Bawumia, represented his boss at the funeral, and laid a wreath on behalf of the government.

Tributes read by the family brought many to tears, and it was even more heart – wrenching when the slain soldier’s father, Captain (Rtd) Dennis Mahama took the stand to read his.

Unable to finish it, he had to be supported by an uncle of the deceased.

Vice President Bawumia bids Major Mahama farewell

Former president J.A Kufuor was also present

He was however able to say that he intended to carry out the wishes his late son had for the wife and children who were left behind.

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Major Mahama is alleged to have met his untimely death in Denkyira – Obuasi, in the Central Region, when he was accosted by members of the community who mistook him for an armed robber, and pounced on him on the morning of Monday May 29, 2017.

Vice President Bawumia bids Major Mahama farewell

The soldiers were present to mourn their departed colleague

Reports indicate that his pleas for mercy yielded no positive response and he subsequently suffered a gruesome fate.

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