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General News Mon, 5 Jun 2017

Akufo-Addo donates GHC50,000 to support Major Mahama's fund

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The president Nana Akufo Addo has promised to pay a personal amount of GHC50,000 in addition to the fund set up by the government to be managed by past and present government officials, including former Deputy Interior Minister James Agalga and former government statistician Grace Bediako.

With a promise of providing a full state burial for the fallen hero on Friday, the president said a monument will also be mounted at a yet to be decided venue to remind Ghanaians of the event of May 29, 2017.

Some have suggested that the monument is sited at the spot where his attackers stoned, clubbed, stripped and torched Major Mahama to death merely on a suspicion that he was a thief.

The President said he has agreed to the suggestion by the Chief of Defence Staff for a monument to be mounted in honour of the fallen soldier at a location to be announced.

Nana Akufo-Addo led a high powered government delegation to pay their respect to the wife and family of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama.

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The delegation included senior minister Yaw Osafo Maafo, Trade Minister Alan Kyeremanten, Defence Minister Dominic Nitiwul, National Security Minister Kan Dapaah, and Women and Children's Affairs Minister Otiko Afisa Djaba.

The president reiterated to the family of the deceased soldier that government will ensure that all persons who took part in the lynching will be prosecuted.

"That is the least I can do," he said, noting, that nothing they do will bring to life the soldier who was cruely murdered.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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