Parliament has approved the Major Mahama Trust Fund Bill which was laid in Parliament by Defense Minister Dominic Nitiwul on Tuesday, 24 October.
The bill according to Mr. Nitiwul was in fulfillment of President Akufo-Addo’s promise that the state will cater for the spouse and children of the slain military officer who was lynched by a mob in Denkyira-Obuasi, now New Oboase.
Nitiwul after the passage said: “It is not a special treatment”.
“It is a signal to the people of Ghana that when you die in service, the state will not leave you. It is a new beginning but already there are adequate provisions in the Ghana Armed Forces in such situations”.
Government promised a Trust Fund to help the family of the deceased with a seed fund of GHS500,000, with President Akufo-Addo also pledging some GHS50,000 from his personal coffers to the bereaved family.
The 32-year-old military commander was lynched at Denkyira-Boase during an early morning jogging by locals who suspected he was an armed robber after sighting a sidearm on him.
Forty-two persons have since been arrested over the nefarious act and are standing trial for murder and attempt to commit murder.