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General News of Monday, 5 June 2017

Source: Flagstaff House Communications

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On Monday, June 5, 2017, Cabinet held its regular fortnightly meeting at which, amongst others, issues bordering on the tragic killing of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama were discussed.

At the meeting, the following decisions were reached, regarding the late Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama:

1. The President directed that the late Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama be given a full state burial, to be held at the forecourt of the State House, Accra, on Friday, June 9, 2017.

2. The President, as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, posthumously promoted the late Captain Mahama from the rank of Captain to Major, upon the recommendation of the Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. O.B Akwa.

3. The President directed that an appropriate monument be erected in honour of the late Captain. This is in fulfillment of the wishes and appeals made by his family in the aftermath of his death to the government.

4. The President also directed the setting up of a Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama Memorial Trust Fund, with a seed money of GH¢500,000 purposely to cater for his wife and children. The President has personally donated GH¢50,000 to the Fund.

Eugene Arhin
Director of Communications