9th of June 2017 marks the day Ghanaians laid to rest Major Maxwell Adams Mahama, with many Ghanaians gutted by the fact that the commander in chief of the Armed Forces of Ghana was no where to be found.
Western democracies have taught us that every heinous crime committed on any of their citizens is a crime against their way of life and a threat to their nation at large .
Some family, friends, mourners and well wishers all poured out their mistrust towards the true intentions of the Commander In Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces President Nana Akuffo Addo if he couldn’t cut short his foreign trip or postpone his trip so that he could mourn with the people of Ghana on the state burial of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama, and the sensitivity of the heinous crime committed.
The people of Ghana are fed up with the nonsensical and insensitive nature to which some leaders of the country approach issues of National interest, because the examples are becoming too many, from the Fulani threats, through the issue of the ” kokumbas ” and “nanumbas” to what’s happening at Alavanyo and now to untimely death of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama, all of which lack decisive leadership aimed to resolving these issues and threats to our national security.
Some of our Ghanaian brothers and sisters from the north have express dismay at how government is handling the death of Major Maxwell Adams Mahama, and have already started talking about reprisals in response to his killing, saying because of the Ramadan many have withheld their reaction towards the people of Denkyira Obuasi in respect of their Holy Month of Ramadan and are waiting patiently for the Ramadan to end for them to rise with discontent against the people of Denkyira Obuasi.
The NPP government seem to down play the sentiments of the people of Ghana by showing little regard towards this incident and the President of Ghana , himself an elderly statesman seems more interested in globetrotting than dialoguing with the very people that voted him into power.
Ghanaians in Belgium who were following events in Ghana expressed the fact that President Nana Akuffo Addo should have attended the state burial of this noble young man, instead of leaving the country at this crucial moment of the nation’s history. Many are those who were also asking where ex-president Jerry John Rawlings was since he wasn’t spotted at the funeral .
I call on the Leadership of our great nation Ghana to understand that true leadership is one that is able to feel what the people feel, and be able to give the populace a sense of “we are with you ” or ” I am with you” at all times , instead of hiding in 4×4 cars and feeling invincible towards the very people that voted you in power. Ghanaians deserve better and in the true honour of Major Maxwell Adams Mahama’s death we call on Government to step up to the plate of honour so every Ghanaian can begin to feel that his or her life matters to the leadership of the country.
Major Maxwell Adams Mahama , Ghana bids you farewell, and may your soul rest in perfect peace.
God bless Ghana .