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Komla Dumor deserves the Star of Africa Better than any other person- British High Commissioner

Written by  Oct 03, 2015
The British High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr. Joseph Benjamin has said that the late broadcast journalism Komla Afeke Dumor is a perfect example for the entire African continent and there is anyone who should be described as the shining star of Africa then the late Komla Dumor deserves that accolade. Addressing a gathering at the launch of the Komla Dumor Centre of Broadcast Journalism, the British High Commissioner described Komla Dumor as a unique and an outstanding journalist who never compromised his work for any reason. He said Komla Dumor has been able to leave behind a lasting legacy in Africa for all journalist to follow. Mr. Benjamin indicated that Komla Dumor was anti-corruption crusader who stood for what was right and help name, shame and expose corrupt practices without fear or favour. He described Komla Dumor as the ‘’ Star of Africa, an exceptional African journalist who told the story of Africa’’ with passion and sheer joy. Mr. Benjamin said the late Komla Dumor still remain an exceptional and dedicated journalist. He stated that although Anas Aremeyaw Anas is an exceptional investigative journalist, the late Komla Dumor was also an ardent and committed investigative journalist who throughout his work, stood against corruption and fought through the hurdles to demand accountability, transparency and equity for all. Komla Dumor he said would forever remain a perfect and unique example for upcoming broadcast journalist to emulate. Mr. Benjamin said if journalism would benefit society then others must follow on the footsteps of the late Dumor who has gained a global status even after he died two years ago.   The Komla Dumor Centre for Broadcast Journalism is a legacy journalism education project in memory of (Komla Dumor), who has been described as the guiding spirit of broadcast journalism in Africa and it forms part of the pillars of the Komla Dumor Memorial Foundation. The centre is been launched by the African University College of Communication (AUCC).
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