Capt. Maxwell Adam Mahama is revealed to be a Sissala by tribe, as was narrated by a family member Mr. Kojo Bening on Radford FM Masie Breakfast Show this morning where he indicates his grandfather called ‘Duan-Nkwan’ hails from Yigantu/Jaana, a twin farming community in the Sissala East District of the Upper West region which is about 45km off the district capital, Tumu. He is said to have migrated on the foot before independence.
The grandfather was an itinerant settler in Bole after he left his community and traveled on foot till he got to Bole and decided to settle there for a while. Whilst in in Bole, Late Capt. Maxwell Adam Mahama’s grandfather got married to woman from Bole and later gave birth to Capt. Maxwell’s father, now retired Captain Mahama. Captain then got married but got divorced after giving birth to slain Capt. Maxwell. Capt. Mahama Maxwell Adam after the divorce spent some time with the Mum as a child whilst growing until an uncle who by then was a commissioner during Nkrumahs’ era took him from the mother and funded his education till he joined the Ghana armed forces. His grandfather later in life according Kojo Bening came back home, settled with a sister at Nabugubelle where he died and his funeral was taken to Yigantu/Jaana.
Whilst he was home, the grandfather got married again and gave birth to two children one of whom is currently living with Capt. Mahama. His funeral was performed by retired Mahama at home, he told the host on RadfordFM. Late Capt. Mahama Maxwell was a person who never hide his identity when he traced the father to Accra and the two came home to Yigantu/Jaana few years ago. Capt. Maxwell Adam Mahama’s father became the head of security for VRA but sadly had to bury his son who had every opportunity to have gone pass his father’s rank in the army but for unjustified ‘mob action’ and indiscipline such a bright smart army officer’s life was and has been cut short leaving a nation in a grief.