Bill To Establish Major Adam Mahama Trust Fund Laid Before Parliament
| Updated Oct 24, 2017 at 8:09pm
Ghana's Minister of Defence, Dominic Nitiwul
The fund would cater for the widow Mrs Barbara Mahama and the two children of the late Major Adam Mahama.
The Minister of Defence, Dominic Nitiwul has presented the Major Mahama Trust Fund Bill 2017 to Parliament.
The Bill is to cater for the wife and children of late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama who was lynched by a mob at Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region.
Presenting the Bill, Mr Nitiwul said setting up a Trust Fund will guarantee that proceeds of the Trust are properly managed to the benefit of beneficiaries. It will also provide for the sources of money for the Trust Fund.
Under the Bill, the Trustees have a duty to account for the fund regularly.
Speaking to journalists in Parliament, Mr Nitiwul said Trustees will consist of the Minister of Defence, Administrator of the Trust Fund, Chairman and Ranking Member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Defence and Interior, and Former Government Statistician, Dr Grace Bediako.
He is optimistic the Bill will be passed by close of November, this year (2017).
Meanwhile, the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Oquaye has referred the Bill to the Committees on Defence, Interior and Finance for consideration.