Video: Barbara Mahama's tribute to Major Mahama

Video: Barbara Mahama's tribute to Major Mahama

Barbara Mahama, the widow of the late Major Mahama, on Friday, delivered a powerful to her late husband at his burial service, which was held at the forecourt of the State House in Accra.

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Video: Barbara Mahama's tribute to Major Mahama

Barbara (right) being consoled by Major Mahama's mother

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In the powerful tribute which last over seven minutes, Barbara extolled of her late husband and threw light on his relationship with his family.

She narrated how Major Mahama used to care for and love her and their children as well as how he encouraged her to be educated to the highest possible level in order for her to be empowered to take good care of their children in the case of his death.

"I remember you sacrificing so much for me to do my Masters, I told you I appreciated that move very much but you said it was because you want me to be in a good standing to cater for the kids when you are no more. I always asked you 'where at all do you think you are going',” she said.

Video: Barbara Mahama's tribute to Major Mahama

Barbara Mahama is consoled by Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia at the burial service

Barbara also lamented the unfulfilled plans that Major Mahama had for the family.

She said the late army officer wanted a daughter, which they planned to call Jessica, but his death had made that impossible.

“I don’t regret many things my love. You wanted us to enjoy life and be happy. We always joked about poverty being a disease since it restricts people. We had plans my king, many plans," she said.

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