The atmosphere at the Arakan Mess Burma Camp Thursday night was characterized by pain and sorrow with tears streaming down the cheeks of many present at the vigil of Major Maxwell Mahama.
The vigil preceded the burial of the late army officer who was brutally lynched at Denkyira Obuasi .
The event was attended by the family of the late officer, top military and government officials and friends and well-wishers of the bereaved family.
“Major Maxwell Adams Mahama displayed a high sense of duty and discharged his charge with enthusiasm,” portions of a tribute read by Major Eric Kojo Abiti, Operation Officer, 5 Infantry Battalion on behalf of the Ghana Armed Forces during a vigil for Major Mahama said.
“He loved to swim, play tennis and football, during football games, Major Maxwell was our goal coacher and readily took out decisive penalties. Major Maxwell Mahama always told us that he knew he will be great one day but little did we know that his greatness will rather take this sad twist, you died fighting a worthy course and your heroic course will always remain in our hearts. The feeling of nostalgia and emptiness fill the hearts of the Arakan family as we mourn you. Farewell Comarade,” it added.
A state burial service is expected to be held today at the Forecourt of the State House in Accra as directed by President Akufo-Addo.
The body of the deceased will be moved from 37 Military Hospital to Forecourt of State House for filing past. Burial Service commences at 7:10am.
Then procession to Osu Military Cemetery for internment after the burial service. Order of procession to the cemetery to be announced during the burial service. Funeral rites will be held at the Forecourt of the State House immediately after burial.
Thanksgiving service will be held at Light House Chapel International, Qodesh, North Kaneshie-Accra on Sunday 11th June at 10:30am while the final funeral rites will be held at Bole from, 13th – 15th June 2017 and Tumu from 16th – 18th June 2017 respectively.