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General News of Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Source: razzonline.com

Akufo-Addo has surprised us - Major Mahama's family

Spokesperson for the family of Major Maxwell Mahama has said they were astonished when the President announced that government has set up a fund for the wife and children of Major Mahama.

President Akufo-Addo on Monday 5th June, 2017 announced that government has set up a memorial trust fund with GHC500,000 to support the wife and children of late Major Mahama when he visited the family as they observed the one week of Major Mahama's death.

Expressing his astonishment and gratitude to the government for this initiative, Zakaria Sakara told Hot 93.9fm's host Akwasi Boateng that, "We were short of words when the President announced that government has set up a fund for the wife and children of Major Maxwell Mahama."

"Some of the promises made by the government was in response to requests by the family. We made a proposal for the burial to take place on Friday, June 9 2017 which the President agreed. We also proposed that we would like a state burial and also the erection of a monument to his memory to serve as a lesson to all Ghanaians to remind us that never again will such a thing happen but what we did not expect is the government setting up a fund and the President contributing to it for the wife and children Major Mahama left behind."

He added that, the family is grateful to all Ghanaians for their support since the tragedy happened and further asked for continuous of the public.

He called on the public to help in fighting for justice for Major Mahama.





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