Tribute by GAF to Major Maxwell Mahama Reviewed by Momizat on . The late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama was born on 01 November 1985 at Bole in the Northern Region. He hails from Tumu in the Upper West Region. He attended the St The late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama was born on 01 November 1985 at Bole in the Northern Region. He hails from Tumu in the Upper West Region. He attended the St Rating: 0
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Tribute by GAF to Major Maxwell Mahama

The late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama was born on 01 November 1985 at Bole in the Northern Region. He hails from Tumu in the Upper West Region.

He attended the St John’s Secondary School from 2001 to 2004, where he obtained the Senior Secondary School Certificate. In December 2014, he obtained the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science with History from the University of Ghana, Legon.

He enrolled as a distance learning student at the University of Leicester, UK in 2015 and was due to graduate at the 2017 summer’s degree ceremonies with a Master of Science (MSc) in Security and Risk Management degree.

The late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama was a member of Regular Career Course Intake 47 that entered the Ghana Military Academy (GMA) at Teshie on 06 October 2005.

He was commissioned into the Ghana Army, Infantry Corps as a Second Lieutenant on 07 September 2007 after completion of his basic military training at the GMA. He was posted to 5 Infantry Battalion as a Platoon Commander on first commission, a Unit he was serving diligently till his unfortunate passing.

In the course of his 9 years Meritorious Service with the colours, the late Major Adam Mahama attended several relevant military career courses commensurate to his rank.

He also passed all his officers promotion examinations (PROMEX) and was promoted posthumously to the substantive rank of Major on 05 June 2017 with effect from 29 May 2017 by the Commander – in – Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, His Excellency, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo – Addo. Notable among the courses he had attended include:

a. The Regimental Signal Officers/Regimental Signal Instructors (RSO/RSI) Course from September to December 2009, at the Signal Training School, Burma Camp.

b. The Young Officers Course at the Ghana Military Academy and Training Schools (Army Combat Training School) at Teshie from July to November 2012.

c. The Public and Non-Public Accounts Course at the Forces Pay Corps Technical Training School, Burma Camp from April to June 2014.

d. African Contingency Operations Assistance (ACOTA) Instructor Writing Course “Train the Trainer” at the defence signal Regiment, Burma Camp from 13 Feb to 10 Mar 17.

The late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama was born on 01 November 1985 at Bole in the Northern Region. He hails from Tumu in the Upper West Region.

He attended the St John’s Secondary School from 2001 to 2004, where he obtained the Senior Secondary School Certificate. In December 2014, he obtained the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science with History from the University of Ghana, Legon.

The late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama held many important command and staff appointments in the Ghana Armed Forces both in Ghana and on external Peace Support Operations. Prominent among them were;

a. Platoon Commander, 5 Infantry Battalion from September 2007 to November 2008.

b. Platoon Commander, United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Ghana Battalion 69, from November 2008 to May 2009.

c. Platoon Commander, 5 Infantry Battalion from May 2009 to August 2011. d. Adjutant, United Nations Operations in Cote d’Ivoire (UNOCI), Ghana Battalion 15 from August 2011 to March 2012.

e. Platoon Commander, 5 Infantry Battalion from March 2012 to July 2013.

f. Military Information Officer, United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), Ghana Battalion 18 from July 2013 to January 2014.

g. Platoon Commander, 5 Infantry Battalion from January to July 2014.

h. Officer Commanding, 5 infantry Battalion from July 2014 to 29 May 2017 when he passed on.

The late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama was a hardworking officer with a lively demeanor. As the Officer Commanding ‘A’ Company and the Unit Maintenance Officer, he was able to effectively manage the affairs of his Company and also coordinated and supervised all the maintenance work in the barracks. This he was able to do easily as a result of his sound man-management skills.

He was confident with a rare sense of composure, particularly during difficult and challenging times and exhibited a calm disposition in all his undertakings. He was sociable and mixed easily with his superiors, peers and subordinates. Indeed, he was a good team player and a great leader as well. His display of good initiative as the Mess Secretary of the Arakan Officers’ Mess was a source of admiration by all and this legacy would continue to bear fruits in many years to come.

He was physically fit and had a good military bearing. He was the Parade Commander of the Guard of Honour Parade mounted by the Ghana Army during the President’s State of the Nation Address to Parliament held at the forecourt of the Parliament House, Accra on 26 February 2015.

Our departed Army officer and comrade lived a worthy and enviable life. His loyalty, dedication to duty and honesty will continue to inspire the living. On this day, we all join in condoling with the bereaved family for this irreplaceable loss.

May the soul of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama rest in perfect and absolute peace with his maker, till we meet again.

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