- President Akufo-Addo has visited the site where Major Mahama was killed
- He has cautioned the residents never to allow such crime to occur on their land
President Akufo-Addo as part of his tour to the Western Region has visited the site where the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama was killed by some irate youth in Denkyere-Obuasi.
The president and his entourage together with some top ranking military officers held a short ceremony in honor of the fallen soldier.
The ceremony held in honor of the young army officer was symbolic in nature as several blast of trumpet was sounded in remembrance of the late Major.
The president who appeared to be heartbroken in his short address cautioned the community not to allow such heinous crime on their land again.
Nana Addo pledged that, his administration will do all it can to help restore the image of the town after months of guilt and shame around the community.
The Denkyira-Obuasi town lived on the edge and became victims to chants from other aggrieved citizens who could not bear how a community will in unison, commit such an atrocious act to another human being.
But the Nana Addo in his address told the residents he will extend government intervention support programmes such as the Free SHS and Planting for Food and Jobs initiative to the community to assist other peace loving residents who have been humiliated by the ruthless few.
The president assured that, the Police Service and other legal bodies will get to the bottom of the case and bring the killers of the late army officer before the law.
The community, according to traditional authorities have taken some steps to cleanse itself to ensure the spirit of the fallen soldier rests in peace.
The traditional authorities on their side revealed that, opinion leaders have changed the name of the community from Denkyira-Obuasi to New Obuasi as part of efforts to close the insidious chapter about the community.
The late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama met his untimely death after some irate youth of the community charged on him, killing him instantly after accusing him of being an armed robber.
The late army officer has since been laid to rest at the Osu Military Cemetery in Accra. He left behind a wife, Barbara and two kids.
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