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Late Adam Mahama Memorial Trust Fund to be set up

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Government has indicated that it would to set up a GHC500,000  Memorial Trust Fund in honour of the late soldier, Maxwell Adam Mahama.

Government has indicated that it would to set up a GHC500,000  Memorial Trust Fund in honour of the late soldier, Maxwell Adam Mahama.

 

In addition, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo promised to pay a personal amount of GHC50,000 into the fund that is to “purposely cater for his wife and children.”

According to him, past and present government officials including former Deputy Interior Minister James Agalga and former government statistician Grace Bediako would manage the fund.

This was revealed to the family when the President accompanied by some government delegation visited the late Maxwell family at Burma Camp in Accra after a cabinet meeting.

The delegation included Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo; Alan Kyerematen, Minister of Trade and Industry; Dominic Nitiwul, Defence Minister; National Security Minister, Kan Dapaah and the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisah Djaba.

President Nana Akufo-Addo re-echoed to the family of the deceased soldier that, his government would ensure that all the individuals who lynched the soldier are prosecuted.

Per their discussion at the meeting contained in a statement signed by Eugene Arhin, the Director of Communications at the Presidency, the President promoted the deceased from the rank of a Captain to Major “upon the recommendation of the Chief of Defense Staff, Lt. Gen. O. B. Akwa.”

President Nana Akufo-Addo promised the family that Major Maxwell Mahama would be given a full state burial on Friday, June 9, 2017 adding that a monument would also be mounted to remind Ghanaians of the incidence that occurred at Denkyira-Obuasi on May 29, 2017.

The monument comes in the “fulfillment of the appeal made to government by his family in the aftermath of the death of Major Mahama.”