General News of Monday, 3 February 2014
The body of Komla Afeke Dumor who passed away in London on January 18, 2014, will arrive in Ghana on Monday February 3, 2014, the family has stated.
Komla’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 is a youth development chief, clergy from the Roman Catholic Church, as well as members of Komla’s family.
A statement signed by the Dumor family spokesperson, Esther Cobbah, however, indicates that "arrangements to enable the public be part of this return home of the body of Komla Dumor will be announced in due course."
Also, media houses hoping to cover the arrival of the body of the ace broadcaster would have to secure accreditation by visiting www.komla-dumor.com or calling 0303 932 383, for further instructions.
A funeral service was held for the BBC TV presenter and former host of Joy FM's Super Morning Show by the BBC in London.
The service was held at London’s St Martin-in-the-field Church, Trafalgar Square on Saturday February 1.
The service was attended by family, friends and colleagues of the late broadcaster.
Chief Executive of Multimedia Group Limited, Kwasi Twum, was represented by the Chief Operating Officer of MultiTV, Klaus Von Backustein, at the service.
A foundation has been set up to honour the legacy Komla Dumor by his family.
The 'Komla Dumor Memorial Foundation' is aimed at sustaining the legacy of the "Boss Player" by pursuing plans he had for promoting the ideals that he stood and worked for.
The foundation will also seek to promote excellence in journalism, with particular emphasis on broadcast journalism, and initiate programmes for the development of African youth as well as the education of children including his own three children, the statement said.