Komla Dumor’s body arrives today

The body of Komla Afeke Dumor, who passed away in London on January 18,  2014, will be flown to Accra at about 8 p.m today.

Dumor’s body will be formally received by the Paramount Chief of Aflao Traditional Area, Togbe Amenya Fiti V, a delegation of chiefs from Aflao where Komla was a youth development chief,  the clergy from the Roman Catholic Church, as well as members of the Dumor family.

A statement signed and issued in Accra by Ms Esther Cobbah,  the Dumor family spokesperson, said arrangements to enable the public to be part of the arrival of the body of Dumor would be announced in the course of the day.

The statement further said information could be obtained at www.komla-dumor.com and [email protected] as well as on hotline, 0303 932 383.

It provided further media contacts as Amb. Patrick R. D. Hayford, 020 601 309; Ms Esther A. N. Cobbah, Stratcomm Africa 28 Samora Machel Road, Accra 023 084 7021

Komla Dumor, was the son of Professor Ernest Dumor, the first Chief Executive Officer of the National Identification Authority (NIA) and a former member of the Electoral Commission of Ghana and Professor of the University of Cape Coast.

 Dumor was a well-respected international broadcast journalist who worked for the BBC. 

He previously hosted the Super Morning Show on Joy FM in Accra for almost a decade before joining the BBC in 2007

He is survived by his wife Kwansema and three children. He was the brother of Mrs Mawuena Trebarh, Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), and Dr Korshie Dumor, a medical doctor currently practising in the USA.

Meanwhile, the BBC last Saturday held a memorial service for Komla Dumor.

The memorial service, which was held at the St. Martin-in-the-Field Church at Trafalgar Square, London was attended by his friends, family and colleagues at BBC.

Speaking at the memorial service, Ms Josephine Hazeley, the Deputy Editor of the BBC Africa Service said Komla had shown that Africans could be understood.

“Komla represented all that is good in Africa. He has opened doors and we have to make sure those doors are never banged or closed anymore. He has broken the glass ceiling,” she said

Dumor, who passed on at 41, was reported to have died after a cardiac arrest.

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