Tamale Stadium to be changed to Aliu Mahama

The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will soon issue an Executive Instrument to name the Tamale Sports Stadium after Ghana’s late Vice President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama.
The decision is said to coincide with the commemoration of the 5th anniversary of the death of the former Vice President who served in the erstwhile NPP administration.

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.

According to Spokesperson of the delegation that called on the President, Gabby Asare Otchere Darko, the 5th Anniversary since his passing will begin with a photo and art exhibition on November 16, 2017 at the Accra International Conference Centre.
There will be a cleanup exercise in Tamale and a programme at the Tamale Sport Stadium on November 16, 2017.
The Anniversary will be climaxed with a memorial Lecture to be delivered by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta on the theme: transforming Ghana beyond Aid.

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.

By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM