General News of Thursday, 23 January 2014


Alan Kyerematen pays tribute to Komla Dumor

Presidential hopeful, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, has expressed his heartfelt condolence to the family of ace broadcaster, Komla Dumor.

Signing the book of condolence at the family residence in Accra Thursday, Mr. Kyerematen urged the family to put their trust in God for comfort.

BBC TV presenter died suddenly on Saturday, at his home in London at the age of 41. His death took many by surprised and many have still not recovered from the shock.

He joined the BBC African Service in 2007, after more than a decade working as a radio presenter at Joy FM and recently became the lead presenter of the BBC's Focus on Africa television programme.

According to the BBC, Komla Dumor had a wide-ranging career as an interviewer and presenter - his interviewees included former US President, Bill Clinton and the grandson of Nelson Mandela, Ndaba Mandela.

Tributes have been pouring in, with many eulogizing Komla Dumor's prowess as a professional African journalist.