It has been five years since the passing of iconic broadcaster, Komla Dumor, and the family has expressed gratitude to Ghanaians for the love shown the family and respect for his memory. They have also outlined events to mark the 5th anniversary.
Speaking on the Joy FM Super Morning Show [SMS] Monday, Mawuena Trebah, who was in the company of her brother, Dr. Korshie Dumor, [both siblings of the late ace broadcaster] said “It is an important time to say thank you to Ghanaians, people in the corporate space and Former Heads of State.”
She added, “Everywhere we go there is always such tremendous goodwill and I think five years on this is an important time to say thank you for the show of support and the show of love, the concern, the care; for me, that is truly remarkable.
“That also gives us as a family a lot of courage dealing with various institutions and individuals to ensure that those ideas [which Komla stood for] do not die with his passing,” she told Daniel Dadzie, host of the SMS.
While urging Ghanaians to remember his brother for “the ideals that he [Komla] stood for, excellence, humility,“ Dr. Korshie Dumor said there will be Thanking Giving Service at the Holy Spirit Cathedral at 9.30 am on Sunday, two books will be launch in July, which are personal writings of the late broadcaster and there will be anniversary lectures at a date that will be communicated later to the public.
Brief profile of the late Dumor
Komla Afeke Dumor (3 October 1972 — 18 January 2014) was a Ghanaian journalist born in Accra, Ghana. As of June 2012, Dumor was the main presenter of the BBC World News programme Focus on Africa.
Dumor joined the BBC African Service in 2006 as host of the radio programme Network Africa. From 2008 to 2012 he presented The World Today on the BBC World Service.
In 2011, Dumor began presenting the World News and Africa Business Report on BBC World News television.
Prior to joining the BBC he worked for Joy FM in Accra, Ghana, and was the 2003 winner of Journalist of the Year award given by the Ghana Journalist Association. Dumor was the only West African newsreader on BBC World News.
He died suddenly on 18 January 2014, in London.