The First Lady, Mrs. Lordina Mahama has attended a memorial programme held in honour of the late Komla Dumor. It was organized by the Ghana Embassy and the Ghanaian community in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
In a solemn gathering, dignitaries, such as former President, J. A. Kufuor, the UN and AU Special Envoy to Darfur, Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, Foreign Minister, Madam Hanna Tetteh, some Ghanaian Ministers of state, friends of KOMLA Dumor and members of the community, paid fond tribute in the memory of the late ace BBC reporter and host of Focus on Africa. They praised his abilities to stand up to all in a competent, professional, and passionate manner in which he told Africa’s story the Africans way.
Former President Kufuor said he arrived in London the day Komla Dumor passed away. He noted that though Komla became a ‘big’ icon promoting the welfare of Africa, everywhere he went, he still was humble, diligent, and acquitted himself well in his choice of profession. He called on all to emulate Komla’s life, well lived.
Dr. Ibn Chambas acknowledged that Komla’s death kindles global mourning and celebration of a great young man who dared to bring out the best in Africa. He said lessons from his courteous mannerism, courage, and competence should not be buried with him. He said Komla fulfilled his mission on earth.
The President of the Ghanaian community in Addis Ababa, Aida Opoku-Mensah, fondly called Komla, Ghana Global Brand, GGB.
All other speakers remembered Komla Dumor for distinguishing himself and for pushing Africa’s a gender forward.