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General News of Friday, 9 June 2017

Source: mynewsgh.com

I never thought I would be burying my son - Mahama’s mother

Veronica Bamford, mother of Major Maxell Adam Mahama has questioned why she is the one to be burying his own son when it is supposed to be the other way round.

Recounting fond memories with her son in a tribute, she disclosed that this was someone who counseled her whenever the need arose and had been a mentor to children by admonishing them to shown love shown her to Barbara the widow when they came of age.

“I am a woman of faith, so death and dying are not my fears but never in my wildest nightmares did I ever think I would be burying my son. Never! The gruesome and horrific way my son was snatched from this earth is beyond any words” she said drawing tears from mourners at the forecourt of the State House in Accra.

According to her, she has not only lost a son she so much adored, but an advisor and a helper who was always ready to lend support each time the need arose.

“The birth of my sweetest baby boy gave me the greatest gift of all. It made me a mother for the first time. Major Maxwell Adam Mahama was such a special child”, she revealed.

“Adam loved his family fiercely. He had a great sense of duty to his family and to those around him. You knew you could always count on Adam to be there whenever you needed him. Always a phone call away from doing whatever you I needed help no matter how small the task. I am so proud of my son I raised and honourable man who took care of others and protected others”

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On lst November, 1985 my sweet baby boy, for me the greatest gift of all-he made me a mother for the first time. Maxwell Adam Mahama was such a special child. He had a pure, loving, kind heart reflected in his always smiling face. Since childhood. Adam was very energetic. Throughout school he always participated and excelled in sports.

This passion continued into adulthood. An avid sportsman. he played lawn tennis for the Army and for leisure. In addition to being a strong swimmer, he also recently explored golf and equestrianism. He was always learning. looking for ways to improve himself and to be a better human being.

As a compassionate animal lover, his respect for life also extended to his pets. His family and friends know of some of his dogs. especially Luna. who brought him so much joy. He would pay tribute to her on the anniversary of her death. While I was in Ghana in March. he lost a dog and he spent time alone with the dead dog shedding tears, after which he buried it. Then he said ‘Mummy that was my children’s pet. As soon as they wake up they go and check on it before anything else.” He said he had to get another dog for his children.

Adam loved his family fiercely. He had a great sense of duty to his family and to those around him’ you knew you could always count on Adam to be there whenever you needed him. always a phone call away from doing whatever I needed help with no matter how small the task. I am so proud of the son I raised, an honourable man who took care of others,who protected his nation. and who displayed true manhood in how he cared for his wife and kids.