Capt. Mahama’s family wants monument built in his memory
The family of the late Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama have proposed to government that their wish is to have a monument installed in his honour to serve as a reminder to the nation.
They made this request when the Speaker of Parliament paid a visit to the family of the slain soldier to commiserate with them at Burma Camp in Accra.
According to the uncle of the deceased soldier, W.O.II Ibrahim Samed, the family has been touched by the level of sympathy shown them and what they desire after burial is to have a monument built in his honour.
“After the burial, the family wants a monument built anywhere in Ghana on his behalf so that in future this crime of this sort, we will use it to remember that in our life time we don’t want to ever expect anything of this sort again” W.O.II Ibrahim Samed said.
Speaker of Parliament, Rt.Hon. Prof. Mike Oquaye said the entire legislature was fully with the family and added that the soldier’s death does not only belong to the family but is now a national affair.
On the request for a monument, the Speaker also stated that the leadership of Parliament had heard of the “good request for a monument for this young man. Parliament, the leaders here, we are listening with very good ears and we trust that it will even go beyond that and that children in particular who have been left behind and with the support of government, we expect that something will be done to take care of them as a gesture for a fallen hero.”
Prof. Oquaye also maintained that it was a grief for the whole nation and added that the nation deserves to be “angry, disappointed, sad and may this never happen again”.
The family spokesperson, Zakaria Sakara Ahmed also disclosed that tentatively they have decided to have the burial on a Friday, with the funeral slated for Accra, Bole and later moved to Tumu, however all that is subjected to the approval of the Military command.