The Volta River Authority (VRA) Tennis Club at Akosombo on Saturday, hosted their VRA counterpart from Accra in a special tennis friendly tournament in honor the memory late Major Maxwell Mahama, a soldier and member of the club who murdered while in duty at Denkyira Obuasi. The one day tournament was sponsored by VRA tennis club and supported by GRIDCO.
Nana Kum Awortwi aka Aligo and PaapaKwartengKwabena won the men’s doubles finals after beating Captain Alfred Okang and Yaw Akotuah 7-5. The winners dedicated their trophy to the two children, Jaden and Jerry Mahama, of the departed brave soldier whom they described as a martyr.
At an early stage, the late Major Mahama developed passion for tennis, joined Akosombo international school tennis team. His blistering form in tennis elevated him to becoming a member of Akosombo VRA club. VRA tennis club presented an investment certificate worth 10,000 Ghana Cedis safely at the CDH Financial Holdings Group to the wife and children.
Engineer William Amuno, CEO of GRIDCO suggested that a regular tournament should be hosted at Akosombo in honor of the late officer whose death shocked and surprised the world.
Engineer Kirk Koffi, immediate past CEO of the VRA, who is chief patron of the club, urged members to believe in the Lord Almighty and His son Jesus Christ and give thanks for everything that happened in life.He assured the wife and family of Major Mahama, the club’s support they might need.
Captain Alfred Okang, a leading member of the organizers of the event which coincided with the Republic Day celebrations hinted that their gesture to the family shows the club is ever ready to support the family. He further thanked GRIDCO for their support.