Members of the Volta River Authority (VRA) Tennis Club have donated a GH¢10,000 to Mrs Barbara Mahama, wife of the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama, to support the education of her two sons, Jayden and Jerry Mahama.
A dummy cheque for the amount, which is invested at the CDH Savings and Loans Limited, was presented to Mrs Mahama last Saturday at the VRA Tennis Club at Akosombo during a special tennis tournament organised in honour of the late soldier.
Presenting the cheque, Ing Kirk Koffi, former CEO of VRA and chief patron of the club, said Major Mahama was a dedicated member of the club till his demise, hence the decision to organise the tournament in his memory, as well as support his immediate family.
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Speaking at the short but emotional ceremony, Ing William Amuna, CEO of GRIDCo, urged the members to institutionalise the event in the calendar of the club to be played annually in rememberance of the ex-military officer who was lynched by a mob at Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region.
For her part, Mrs Babara Mahama expressed appreciation to the members for the kind gesture, saying: “I am impressed with the gesture and I am humbled. Being here today brings back memories because I used to come here with Maxwell but today I am alone. I feel very sad but I believe with time I will heal”.
Nana Kum Awortwi and Paapa Kwarteng finished tops in the men’s doubles category after they defeated Alfred Okang and Yaw Akotuah 7-5.
For their reward, the duo were presented with a glittering trophy which they handed over as a gift to the two sons of the departed soldier.
Among the dignitaries who graced the occasion included Dr Mrs Rebecca Acquaah-Arhin, Medical director at Ghana Health Service, Mr Samuel Lamptey, chairman, VRA Tennis Club, Akosombo, Mr Chris Kedze, chairman of VRA Tennis Club,Accra, Johnny Nketsia Bravo, member of the organising committee, Colonel Vander Paulin and S.Y. Carl, both oldest members of the club.