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Gov’t presents Major Mahama Trust Fund Bill to Parliament

The government has initiated the process to establish a Trust Fund to cater for the welfare of the family of slain soldier, Major Maxwell Adams Maham.

The soldier was murdered in May after residents of Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region, allegedly mistook him for an armed robber.

The Major Mahama Trust Fund Bill, 2017 which was introduced in Parliament Tuesday, after Cabinet approval will ensure that all moneys intended for the welfare and upkeep and particularly education of the infants children of the late officer.

The Trust will be headed by the Defense Minister, with membership from the Finance and Defense Committees of Parliament.
Former government Statistician Dr Grace Bediako will also be on the Board.

Defense Minister, Dominic Nitiwul in an interaction with the  media the reiterated that Fund will solely be used to cater for the family of the slain soldier.

“It is essentially his fund [and] the object of the fund is to take care of his assigns [including wife and children],” he said.

Mr Nitiwul said the government will be going out to source private money to add up to the seed money.

“We want to get this bill quickly done [and] hoping before the end of the month it will be passed,” he added.

Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye, who preside over to proceedings referred the Bill to Parliament’s Finance and Defense Committees.

 

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