General News of Monday, 20 January 2014

Source: XYZ

Komla’s death makes the world poorer – British High Commissioner

The British High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr. Peter Jones says Komla Dumor’s death has robbed Ghana of a “wonderful ambassador.”

Mr Jones said: “I want to join Komla’s colleagues, family and friends in expressing deep sympathy and grief on his passing.”

He signed a book of condolence opened at Joy FM in honour of the late BBC World TV Broadcaster who died on Saturday.

The British Ambassador said: “The world is a poorer place without him”.

Komla Dumor died Saturday January 18, 2014 at his home in London.

He joined BBC radio in 2007 after hosting Joy FM’s Super Morning Show for a decade.

The 2003 Ghana Best Journalist moved to BBC television in 2009, anchoring live coverage of major events including the funeral of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il and the wedding of Britain's Prince William, Kate Middleton, and the death of Nelson Mandela in December last year.

Tonnes of world tributes have poured in for Komla Dumor who was only 41 years when he died.

Among the mourners and well-wishers are former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Bill and Melinda Gates, Ghana’s President John Mahama and his predecessor President John Kufuor, as well as two-time presidential candidate Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Actress Omotola, BBC Global News Director Peter Horrocks, football legend Abedi Pele, African Writer Chimamanda Amichie, and a raft of others.