GOVERNMENT TO SET UP MAJOR MAHAMA TRUST FUND

Parliament has passed the Major Mahama Trust Fund Bill into an Act which will require a Presidential accent to become law.


The  Major Mahama Trust Fund Bill,  a Private Bill pursuant to section 1 of the Interpretation Act, 2009 (Act 792), will facilitate the  establishment of a Trust Fund to cater adequately for Mrs Barbara Mahama, widow of the late Major Maxwell Adams Mahama, and Major Mahama’s two infant children,  Jaden Mahama and Jeremiah Boressah Mahama.   

 

The law will ensure that all monies intended for the welfare and upkeep generally, and particularly the education of the children were properly administered by a Board of Trustees with a fiduciary relationship with the beneficiaries of the Fund and the country.



The Fund will have trustees to be headed by the Minister of Defence and four other members, including the Chairman and the Ranking Member of the Defence and Interior Committee of Parliament, the Ranking Member on the Defence and Interior Committee of Parliament, a former Government Statistician, Madam Grace Bediako, and a representative from his family.


The Minister for Defence, Hon Dominic B. A. Nitiwul, moved the motion on the floor of Parliament, yesterday, for the Bill to be read the third time, after which the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Joseph Osei-Wusu, announced its passage.

 

The late Major Mahama was an officer of the 5th Infantry Battalion at Burma Camp in Accra. Major Mahama was on a national assignment at Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region, when on Monday, 29th May 29, 2017, he was attacked and lynched by an angry mob of the town on suspicion  that he was an armed robber.


In this regard, His Excellency, the President of theRepublkic of Ghana and Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, pledged to establish a Memorial Trust Fund with a seed money of five hundred thousand Ghana cedis (GH500, 000) in honour of the deceased officer.

 

It is in fulfillment of this pledge that the law has been made.

 

Source: ISD (Eva Frempon-Ntiamoah)