29 May 2018. The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Mahamudu Bawumia, has advised board member of the Major Mahama Trust Fund to adhere to Act 960 in applying funds from the Trust Fund.
He tasked members to perform their roles, functions and responsibilities as dutiful servers to the country by ensuring that the aim and objective of the Fund is achieved.
The Vice President said this when he inaugurated an 11- member board for the late Major Mahama Trust Fund at the Presidency on Tuesday, 29 May 2018.
The Major Mahama Trust Fund was set up by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to cater for the wife and children of the fallen Officer and the Fund was launched today a year after his death.
Speaking on behalf of the Board, the Minister for Defence, Hon Dominic Nitiwul, assured that board members would do their outmost best to grow the fund in order to achieve the purpose for which it was set for. He has also pledged that their work would be satisfactory to the Government, family and people of country.
He used the opportunity to announce that the President has presented a cheque of GH ¢50,000 to the fund, while the state after passage by Parliament of the Major Mahama Trust fund Act, 2017 (ACT 960) has provided Gh ¢500,000. This he said forms part of the president’s pledge to support the fund and appealed to Ghanaians to contribute to the fund.
He thanked the President and people of Ghana for donating and supporting the family of the late Mahama.
Members of the board are: The Minister for Defence, Hon Dominic Nitiwul, Paramount Chief of the Tumu Traditional Area, Kuoro Richard Babini Kanton IV, Member of Parliament (MP) for Builsa North Constituency, Hon James Agalga, MP for Mpraeso Constituency, Hon Seth Kwame Acheampong, Madam Dorcas Coker-Appiah, Mrs Winifred Asibi Bi-Yaka and the Chief Director of the Ministry for Defence, Dr Evans A Dzikum.
On the same day and in a separate event, the Minister for Defence, Hon Dominic Nitiwul, cut sod for the construction of a monument in honour of the late Major because of the peculiar circumstances surrounding his brutal murder.
The ceremony was attended by the Military High Command, State Official, traditional leaders and family of the late Major Mahama as well some directors from the Square.