- Maxwell Adam Mahama was lynched to death by residents of Denkyira Obuasi when he was mistook for an armed robber
- He was a commander in charge of a military detachment in Diaso before the unfortunate happened
A tennis tournament organised by the Volta River Authority (VRA) and GRIDCo in Akosombo has raised GHC10, 000 as seed money to establish an endowment fund for the family of the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama who was gruesomely killed by some residents of Denkyira Obuasi.
Addressing the media at the presentation ceremony, Chief Executive Officer, (CEO) of GRIDCo, William Amona said the late Major Mahama use to play tennis at the Akosombo tennis club.
“This presentation is aimed at starting an endowment fund for the family to support them with the upkeep of the kids and ensure the family is as comfortable as possible.”
He also announced that a memorial tournament dubbed Major Mahama Memorial tennis tournament shall be organised on May 29 every year to celebrate the late soldier.
On his part, the immediate past CEO of VRA, Ing Kirk Coffie who is also a chief patron of the VRA tennis club noted that “the celebration of Major Maxwell Mahama by the VRA tennis club is in order because Maxwell as a boy was always around the tennis court to offer assistance to us each time we were here to play tennis.
“He deserves to be honoured with an annual tournament to support the endowment fund established for the family,” he added.
Widow, Barbara Mahama who was present to receive the cheque expressed gratitude on behalf of the kids and the family. “I would want to express my sincere gratitude on behalf of my kids and the rest of our family members for this kind gesture.”
A memorial trophy was also presented to the family in recognition of the tennis exploits of the late soldier.
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Late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama grew up in Akosombo in the Eastern Region of Ghana. He had his primary education there as a young boy and learned to play tennis at the Akosombo court.