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General News of Friday, 9 June 2017


You will never be forgotten - Major Mahama’s mother pays tribute

The mother of the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama gave a touching tribute at her son’s funeral rites at the forecourt of the State House in Accra.

The tribute which was read on her behalf said: “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.”

On lst November, 1985 my sweet baby boy, the greatest gift of all 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.