The President’s action is in fulfilment of 2016 campaign promise to honour the late Vice President with the renaming of the Tamale Sport Stadium after him.
Conferring with the anniversary planning committee for the 5th Anniversary celebration of the passing of Alhaji Mahama at the Flag Staff House, President Akufo-Addo said the late former Vice President was a colleague of his and that from where he sits now, naming the identified stadium after the Late Vice President is the least he can do.
The late Vice President died on November, 16 2012.
Biography of Late Alhaji Aliu Mahama:
Alhaji Aliu Mahama was born on March 3, 1946 at Yendi in the Northern Region of Ghana. As a young man, he studied at the Government Secondary School, Tamale from 1960-67 for his Ordinary and Advanced Level Certificates. He proceeded to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi from 1967-71 where he obtained a BSc in Building Technology.
Alhaji Aliu Mahama started his working career at the Bolgatanga Regional office of the State Construction Corporation as an Engineer/Construction from 1972 -75. He was promoted to Assistant Regional Manager and posted to the Koforidua Regional office of the Corporation from 1975-76. He held the position of Regional Manager in charge of the Northern Region, Tamale from June 1976 – August 1982. In 1982 he successfully established his own Civil Engineering and General Construction Firm- LIDRA Limited and became its Managing Director.
He became the Chairman of the Northern Regional Contractors Association in 1996 until the December 2000 Elections. Alhaji Aliu Mahama is also an Aluminus of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. In order to sharpen and deepen his management and leadership skills, he obtained two certificates from the Institute in project Planning and Management and in Leadership.