Komla Dumor Foundation set up to promote excellence in journalism


A Komla Dumor Memorial Foundation has been set up to promote excellence in journalism, with particular emphasis on broadcast journalism.

The foundation, among other aims, is to sustain the legacy of Komla Dumor by pursuing plans he had for promoting the ideals that he stood and worked for. 

It will initiate programmes for the development of African youth as well as the education of children, including the late broadcaster’s own three children– Elinam, Elorm and Araba. 

Since the passing of Komla Dumor on January 18, 2014, numerous individuals, local and international organisations have offered to contribute to such a agenda for continuing the tremendous impact that Komla made in addition to giving him a fitting burial. 

In that respect, the foundation has made arrangements for monetary contributions to be paid into a bank account details of the Komla Dumor Foundation with account numbers 0100118364400(Ghana Cedi); 8701518364400 (US dollar); 8700218364400 (US dollar offshore) and 2800218364400 (British Pounds Offshore)  at the Opeibea branch of the Standard and Chatered Bank (wift code SCBLGHAC).

A statement issued by the family said, “The Komla Dumor Memorial Foundation will be managed by a Board of Trustees made up of distinguished local and international personalities who believe in what Komla stood for.   The foundation will coordinate all other initiatives designed to honour the memory of Komla Dumor.”

 “Komla sought to give of himself to society and set an example of excellence, especially for the youth. He was always eager to ease the pain of those in need. It is our hope this foundation will enable us to continue pursuing and realising Komla’s dream. We are grateful to all those who have expressed their commitment to this cause, “Prof Ernest Dumor, the father of the late BBC journalist said. 

Komla Dumor passed away suddenly on January 18, 2014 in London.

He was a well-respected international broadcast journalist. He previously hosted the Super Morning Show on Joy FM in Ghana for almost a decade before going to the BBC in 2007.

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