Good news for Barbara Mahama as Parliament passes trust fund bill

Ghana’s Parliament has passed a bill which will see the State cater for the wife and children of the Major Maxwell Mahama.

The Defence Minister Dominic Nitiwul first laid the bill in the house on Tuesday, 24 October.
This was to fulfil the promise made by President Nana Akufo-Addo’s after Barbara’s husband was lynched by a mob in Denkyira-Obuasi now New Oboase.

Speaking to Accra-bases Class FM. Nitiwul said the passage: “is not a special treatment.”
“It is a signal to the people of Ghana that when you die in service, the state will not leave you. It is a new beginning but already there are adequate provisions in the Ghana Armed Forces in such situations.”
Major Mahama was the commander of a military detachment stationed at Diaso in the Upper Denkyira West District of the Central Region to check the activities of illegal miners, popularly known as galamseyers.

Some residents of then Denkyira-Obuasi lynched him on suspicion that he was an armed robber.
The government promised a Trust Fund to help the family of the deceased with a seed fund of GHS500,000, with President Akufo-Addo also pledging some GHS50,000 from his personal coffers to the bereaved family.

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