Fathers’ day: John Mahama honours late Major Mahama

As the world commemorates Fathers’ day today [Sunday], former President, John Dramani Mahama has dedicated the occasion to the late Soldier, Major Adam Maxwell Mahama who was killed in the line of duty at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region,

The former President took to his Twitter handle to honour Major Mahama, saying “dedicating this fathers day to Maj. Max Mahama & all servicemen who’ve fallen in the line of duty & their children robbed of daddy’s joy.”


The deceased, an officer of the 5th Infantry Battalion, was lynched and partly burnt by some youth of Denenkyira-Obuasi in the Upper Denkyira West District of the Central Region on Monday, May 29, 2017, on suspicion that he was an armed robber. He was subsequently laid to rest on June 9.

His death has since rekindled the debate on mob justice, and the need to end the canker.

He left behind a wife and two children

Monument to be erected in honour of Major Mahama 

As part of efforts to honour the late Soldier,  President Akufo-Addo announced plans to erect a monument in his recognition, after he posthumously promoted him from the rank of Captain.

The President made this announcement when he visited the family of the deceased. He also announced  the setting up of a Ghc500,000 Trust Fund to cater for the education of the late military officer’s children.

By: Marian Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana

Published on 18 June 2017 | 10:45 am at Source