…But No Date Fixed Yet
Impeccable information available to The Herald, says that the iconic British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) television host, Komla Afeke Dumor, will be buried at his hometown Avoemey, a suburb of Aflao in the Volta Region.
But the family is still discussing the date of his interment with the chiefs and people of Aflao, where is he was a Youth Chief, with the titled Togbui Tenuvi I.
The Herald gathered that the people of Aflao, led by Togbui Fiti Amenya, the Paramount Chief of the Aflao Traditional Area, would want to lay Komla to rest after according him the necessary funeral rites.
Discussions are that the Chiefs intend to have his mortal remains on a Friday night for a wake-keeping at Aflao Victoria Park, after a memorial service in Accra at a venue most likely to be the forecourt of the State House.
The Catholic Church, is expected to hold a Funeral Mass for him on a Saturday morning at the Aflao Victoria Park, thence to the Avoemey Public Cemetery for burial.
The Herald is informed that Madam Abla Dzifa Gomashie, Deputy Minister for Tourism and Creative Arts, has been chosen as the Chairperson of the Funeral Committee by the Aflao Traditional Council.
The mortal remain, which has been deposited at the Lashibi Funeral Home in Accra, will be kept for few more weeks.
His mortal remains, was last Monday February 3, 2014 flown into town at about 8: PM GMT onboard a British Airways (BA) flight at the Kotoka
International Airport (KIA).
The Youth Chief of the Aflao Traditional Area, died on Saturday January 18, 2014 at his private residence in the United Kingdom (UK), after he suffered a cardiac arrest, leaving his family and friends in Ghana, as well as his admirers across the globe in a state of shock.
Hundreds of sympathizers, including family members and Government officials converged at the Airport to receive his mortal remains.
Delegations of chiefs from the area, were also present at the Airport to witness the solemn return of their illustrious son, whose career in journalism has inspired millions of youth across the globe.
The body was handed over to the royal guards of the Aflao traditional area and traditional leaders performed the necessary traditional rites, including pouring libation to receive the body.
Wife of Komla, Kwansima Dumor, and Komla’s two siblings, senior sister Mawuena and younger brother, Korshie, as well as their father, Professor Ernest Dumor, all look on whilst the traditional rites were performed.
Immediately after the ritual performance, a Catholic Priest also said the Christian prayers, after which the body was handed to the undertakers, who drove away the body in a black Hearse.
Komla, is said to have recently built state of the art lodge in partnership with his Father Prof. Ernest Dumor.
They had christened the lodge Paraclete Executive Lodge. It is located on Small Small Beach Road at Sepenukope – Afloa.
The lodge is now expected to be named after Komla.
Palace sources told The Herald that before his death, Komla was in talk with Togbui Fiti to be the International Executive Agent of Aflao Royals F/C which is an initiative between TP Mazembe President, Moïse Katumbi Chapwe and Aflao Traditional Council, headed by the paramount chief. It was scheduled to be launched in March, this year.
Again palace sources revealed that Komla, had also contributed immensely to the Aflao Educational Fund, which was also expected to have been launched, next month