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General News of Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Source: kasapafmonline.com

GAF, family mark one year anniversary of Major Mahama’s Death

The Ghana Armed Forces in collaboration with family of the late soldier will today cut sod for the construction of a monument at the Airport hills roundabout, in honour of the fallen soldier.

Other activities billed for today include a Church service at the Catherine Catholic Church at Burma Camp and a wreath laying ceremony at the military cemetery.

Meanwhile the court is yet to pronounce judgment on suspects being held in connection with the gruesome murder of the late soldier.

Then Captain Mahama who was leading a detachment at Diaso in the Upper Denkyira District of the Central Region, was murdered on suspicion that he was a robber.

He was an officer with the 5th Infantry Battallion of the Ghana Army who’d gone for his usual morning exercise on May 29, 2017, when residents attacked and lynched him at Denyira Obuasi. Residents sadly filmed the horrific episode and wired it on social media platforms which sparked public outrage.

Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama following his sad passing was posthumously promoted to the rank of Major on June 5, by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Parliament in November 2017, approved a bill that will make the spouse and children of Major Maxwell Mahama the state’s responsibility. The bill was in fulfillment of the President’s promise to the family of Major Mahama.