Late Mahama’s Vigil: What is Expected of Attendees of the Wake

Late Mahama’s vigil

Excellence in Broadcasting (EIB) Network, operators of Starr 103.5 FM, and the Ghana Armed Forces are holding a joint vigil for the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama who was lynched in Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region.

Late Mahama’s Vigil organised by the Ghana Armed Forces in partnership with the EIB Network will be held on Thursday, June 8 at the Arakan Mess, Burma Camp.

Late Mahama’s Vigil

The vigil will be held on the eve of the burial of the late soldier which is to take place on June 9. It will be a sober night where attendees will mourn alongside the family, a hero who lost his life while carrying out duties. The hierarchy of the military service and government officials will be in attendance. Musicians in the likes of dancehall artiste Shatta Wale and gospel artist SP Kofi Sarpong will also honour the event.

Father of the late captain has urged all who will be in attendance,  to be “sober, reflect and pray for him.” Speaking on Starr FM, Mahama’s father urged every citizen of Ghana to pray during the vigil, for the country that never again should such a thing befall the country.

Late Mahama’s Death

Captain Mahama now made a major, was beaten and burnt to death by residents of Diaso, Denkyira-Obuasi, after being mistaken for an armed robber. [See Full Story]

He was with the 5 Infantry Battalion of the Ghana Armed Forces, Burma Camp Accra but on detachment duties at Denkyira Obuasi in the Central region where he was gruesomely murdered by residents there.  The fallen hero who was his mother’s only son was married with two children.

Following his death, the late soldier has been given a postmothous promotion by the Government of Ghana. President Nana Akufo-promoted the late captain to a Major. The President disclosed this during a condolence visit to the late Mahama’s family on June, 5 2017. Mahama’s promotion gave huge pleasure to his family especially his father, Captain (Rtd) Dennis Mahama.

The President also promised an education trust fund for the late soldier’s children which will be set up with an initial deposit of GHC 500,000. This was also for the upkeep of his bereaved family. A monument in honour of late Mahama was also promised to the family by the President.

The late soldier will be given a State burial on June 9 at the Forecourt of the State House in Accra. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.