A GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the family of the late Major Maxwell Mahama yielded over Ghc 27,000 – which has now been presented to the late soldier’s widow.
One Prof. Kumordzie, who led the campaign, presented the final sum of Ghc 27,700 to Barbara Mahama, widow of the late Major.
“First, let me thank the following individuals who encouraged me to set up the Go fund me. Eugene Kwabena Ackah, Kojo Asarr Jnr, Horatio Sam-Aggrey and Yaw Frempong. Guys l thank you very much for your behind support.” Prof Kumordzie said at the ceremony to present the cheque.
“A big thanks to Elikem Fiamavleone of the finest Lt Colonels in the army and Getty Kunde-Kwallinjam who worked diligently in the background.”
GoFundMe is a crowdfunding site where people raise money for their causes from the public.
Major Maxwell Mahama was killed by residents of Denkyira-Obuasi – where he was stationed as commanding officer of an anti-galamsey troop. The soldier was lynched by a mob, who supposedly mistook him for an armed robber.
In the wake of his death, a cabinet meeting was held to decide steps the nation would take to take care of his family in his absence, as the Major was married with two kids. The decisions taken that day included a state burial for the soldier and a Ghc 500,000 trust set up to aid his family.