General News of Sunday, 23 February 2014

Source: GNA

Okudzeto urges journalists to emulate Komla's example

Mr. Sam Okudzeto, a legal luminary, on Saturday urged young Ghanaian journalists to emulate the exemplary life of the late Komla Afeke Dumor, presenter of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Television flagship programme Focus on Africa.

He said Komla, by virtue of his achievements at the BBC, had become the standard-bearer in journalism, adding that, “he had set a very high standard and young Ghanaian journalists must emulate his example”.

Mr. Okudzeto gave the advice in an exclusive interview with the Ghana News Agency during the funeral of the late Komla at the forecourt of the State House in Accra.

He said Komla went about his work professionally and with all humility and commitment without insulting anyone, saying; “likewise you can do your work as a journalist without insulting anyone”.

He said Komla’s exemplary talents, humility and achievements were something that young people in Africa should aim at. Adding “we all need to be humble”.

Mr. Okudzeto said as Ghanaians, we were proud to have one of our own excel to such a great height.

Komla Dumor died on January 18, in London. He was 41years and survived by a wife and three children.