General News of 2014-01-19

Dumor’s death has made the world poorer – Akufo-Addo

The death of Ghanaian journalist and BBC Focus on Africa presenter, Komla Afeke Dumor, has drawn lots of sympathy from people all over the world.
The Flagbearer for the New Patriotic Party in the 2012 presidential elections, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo has described the death of Komla Dumor as “a deep loss not just to media and journalism in Ghana but to Africa and the world” in a statement released today.
He said the world is the poorer for his passing as Komla Dumor’s professional and diligent approach turned him into a role model for many young journalists in Ghana and Africa.
“Komla has been a source of great pride and joy to all Ghanaians as a hard working media practitioner who strove for excellence in journalism. I recall his trailblazing radio morning show in our country”, the statement said.
Komla Dumor died Saturday morning after a cardiac arrest in London at age 41.
Read full statement below
I have heard with shock and dismay the disheartening news of the sudden death of Komla Dumor, the young BBC anchorman.
Komla has been a source of great pride and joy to all Ghanaians as a hard working media practitioner who strove for excellence in journalism. I recall his trailblazing radio morning show in our country.
His very professional and diligent approach soon turned him into a role model for many young journalists in Ghana and Africa. His sudden demise is a deep loss not just to media and journalism in Ghana but to Africa and the world. The world is certainly the poorer for his passing.
He was somebody I was proud to call my friend. My wife, Rebecca, and I, and our children extend our deepest condolences to his bereaved wife, Kwansema, and his children, Elinam, Elorm and Emefa Araba, to his father, Professor Dumor, and the rest of the family, and pray for God's protection for them during these trying times.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.
He will be sorely missed.
Source: Ismail Akwei-GhanaWeb
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