Parliament commiserates with Captain Mahama’s family

Accra, The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye, has stated that the nation deserves to be angry and sad over the gruesome murder of Captain Maxwell Mahama.

He said never again should such unfortunate and dastardly act be allowed to occur in the country.

Prof. Oquaye made the statement when he led a delegation from Parliament to visit and commiserate with the family of the late Captain Maxwell Mahama at Burma Camp.

He was accompanied by Mr Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, Majority Leader and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minority Leader and other officials of the Parliamentary Service.

Present at the meeting was Lieutenant General Obed Buamah Akwa, the Chief of Defence Staff, Mrs Barbara Mahama, wife of the deceased, the father of Captain Adam Mahama, as well as other family members.

Prof. Oquaye said Parliament fully sympathized with the family in this time of grief adding that the House had to close earlier than usually for this important meeting.

This death is not yours alone, it a whole national affair, he is a man whom the whole nation had clothed with uniform to work for all of us, whiles in the course of his duty this dastardly event occurred, he said.

Prof. Oquaye said the family’s request for a monument in honour of the deceased would be considered by Parliament promising that the honour could even go beyond the monument.

He gave the assurance that the Government would take care of the wife and children and that Parliament would also play its part in the funeral and burial of the late Captain Mahama because of his relations to Mrs Joyce Bamfo-Addo, a former Speaker of Parliament.

Prof. Oquaye said Capatian Mahama gave up his life in the course of service to the nation adding that the nation could reciprocate this gesture by showing the wife, children and the entire family, love, respect and commitment.

Mr Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu said the gruesome murder of Captain Mahama should agitate the conscience of Ghanaians as to where the nation was heading to.

He said the nation must pursue justice to the letter for family of the deceased and pleaded with the Military High Command to be tolerant and patient.

Mr Haruna Iddrisu, on his part, prayed to God to grant the family the fortitude to accept the painful loss of a gallant promising soldier.

He said the leadership of Parliament would support government in eulogising the memory of Captain Mahama.

He urged the Ministry of Defence and Military High Command to consider honouring the deceased posthumously adding that that would be the best way to eulogise Captain Mahama.

Source: Ghana News Agency