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General News of Thursday, 8 June 2017


Major Mahama’s family would have to vacate Burma Camp residence - Bernard Mornah

The widow and two children of the late Major Maxwell Mahama would have to vacate their bungalow at Burma Camp after the burial of their husband and father.

This, according to People’s National Convention (PNC) Chairman, Bernard Mornah forms part of the arrangements in the military after a soldier dies in the course of duty.

“The family was being accommodated at Burma Camp because their husband and father was a serving military man but now that he is no more, the family would have to vacate the residence after the funeral…,” Bernard Mornah said.

Major Mahama was lynched by some residents of Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region after they mistook him for an armed robber.

Videos and pictures of the gruesome murder of the later Major Maxwell Mahama went viral on social and mainstream media with the country condemning his ‘killers’.

More than forty persons including six females have so far being arrested in connection with the murder and have been remanded into prison custodies in Accra and Cape Coast.

The former Military Captain who was promoted to the rank of Major by President Akufo-Addo during his visit to the widow and the dejected family is set to be buried on Friday, 9th July, 2017.

Bernard Mornah speaking on Adom FM’s Morning Show, ‘Dwaso Nsem’ Thursday said that the family would have to vacate the bungalow after the burial of the deceased.

The reason, he said, is that a different soldier will have to occupy the bungalow since the family would not qualify for residence again because Maxwell Mahama is no longer a soldier.

As a solution, Bernard Mornah suggested that some part of the Trust Fund set up for the family should be used to acquire accommodation to resettle the family.

“Maxwell Mahama’s family will no longer be entertained at Burma Camp after the burial because he is no longer a soldier…it would therefore be logical that part of the money will be used to acquire a place of residence for them and the rest go into investment, a place for them to lay their head is an immediate need…,” he suggested.

The PNC National Chairman also entreated those who made a promise to care for the family to make good their promises as the society is noted for neglecting the family of the deceased after final funeral rites are performed.

“I hope the pledges to take care of the families would be backed by works and not mere rhetoric…,” he said.