A state burial service for Major Maxwell Adam Mahama who was murdered gruesomely a week ago by some residents of Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region is ongoing at the Forecourt of the State House in Accra as directed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Major Mahama’s remains would be laid to rest at the Osu Military Cemetary after the burial service, followed by the final funeral rites at the Forecourt of the State House.
Dignitaries and political party functionaries including Ex-President John Dramani Mahama, whose nephew is the slained soldier are there to show their last respect to Major Adam Mahama.
Ex-President John Agyekum Kufuor is also there to give his last respect to the late soldier.
Captain Mahama, who was on Monday posthumously promoted to a Major upon the recommendation of Major General Obed Boamah Akwa, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), commanded a detachment of army troops assigned to the Upper West Denkyira District to clamp down on illegal mining.
President Akufo-Addo has announced plans to erect a monument in his honour as well as the setting up a GHC 500,000 Trust Fund to cater for the education of the late military officer’s children.