The Deputy National Coordinator of the Disability Desk at the NDC Headquarters, Johnson Numeri Mahama, who died in December last year will be laid to rest on February 17, 2024.
The date was disclosed when a family delegation of the late Mahama called on the National Chairman of the NDC, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, at the party’s headquarters at Adabraka in Accra.
The family members included the mother of the deceased, Madam Victoria Afi Ahiaklo, two uncles of the late Mahama, Mr Isahaku Alhassan and Mr Nelson Tetteh Agbanyo, Michael Wuni and a few friends.
The family delegation officially informed the party that Mahama, who was also the General Secretary of the Ghana Deaf Sport Federation, passed away on December 29, 2023 and will be buried in his hometown Woe-Abutia in the Volta Region.
Mahama’s final funeral rites will be held at the Accra Sports Stadium on February 17 before his body is transported to his hometown for burial.
Mahama held many positions apart from his political activism. He was until his demise the Chairman of the Ghana Deaf Football Association.
From 2003 and 2009, he was the national Secretary for the Ghana National Association of the Deaf and a board member of the Ghana Federation of the Disabled, from 2007 to 2010.
As someone whose hearing ability was partly impaired, the late Johnson Mahama worked hard to integrate the deaf community with the wider society. He independently engaged in the training of individuals and groups on the sign language, in order to bridge the communication gap between the deaf and the society.
He is widely known as the trainer of trainers on sign language at the Perez Dome, ICGC, Church of Pentecost, and some sign language institutions in the country.
Johnson was a dedicated Christian who worshipped with the Greenwich Presbyterian Church, Tema and an active and passionate leader of the deaf church under the presbytery.
He was survived by two children.