The Defence Ministry, the Military High Command and other security agencies will today Wednesday, May 29, 2019, witness the unveiling of a monument in honour of the late Major Maxwell Mahama.
The ceremony is to mark two years since the soldier was gruesomely murdered at Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region.
Major Mahama, who was the commander of the Military detachment stationed at Diaso in the Upper Denkyira District of the Central Region, met his untimely death on the 29th of May 2017 after he was lynched by the residents who claimed they thought he was an armed robber.
The 20-foot monument in honour of the soldier will be sited at the Airport Hills Roundabout.
Besides the monument, a trust fund has been set up by the government to cater to Major Mahama’s wife and children.
President Nana Akufo-Addo also made a personal donation of GH¢ 50,000 towards the fund.
The monument is in line with a request from the family of the late military officer.
Major Mahama’s family made the request known during a courtesy call on the president in 2017, where it expressed the hope that the monument would serve as a reminder of the tragedy and a deterrent to the canker of mob justice in Ghana.
Official Police account indicates that he was jogging along the Diaso-Dominase-Ayanfuri stretch when a mob attacked him upon suspicion that he was an armed robber.