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The Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces and President of the Republic, Nana Akufo-Addo has announced the establishment of a Trust Fund in honour of the late Capt. Maxwell Adams Mahama, with a seed money of GHS 500,000 to support the widow and children.
The President also announced his personal donation of GHS 50,000 which he described as ‘modest’.
The Board of Trustees of the Trust Fund is to be chaired by the Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, with both sides of Parliament ably represented on the board.
Other members include, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Defence and Interior, Seth Acheampong, MP for Mpraeso and the Ranking Member from the Minority side, James Agalga, who’s former Deputy Interior Minister. The rest are Tumu Kuoro, Richard Babina Kanton Vl and Dr Grace Bediako, former Government Statistician.
The President made the announcement when he called on the family of the late Capt. Mahama at Burma Camp, Accra to express his condolences following their loss.
He asked the Widow to take consolation in the fact that she married a hero and that the whole country stands by her and her children in this difficult period.
Capt. Mahama who served with the 5 Infantry Battalion of the Ghana Armed Forces, Burma Camp, Accra but was on detachment duties at Denkyira Buasi in the Central region, was lynched by a mob on suspicion he was an armed robber on May 29th.
This was after some women whom he bought snails from while on a walk, saw a pistol tucked beneath his shirt and informed the assemblyman for the area who also organized the youth to attack and lynch him.