TUC supports calls for state burial for Komla Dumor

The Secretary General of the Trades Union Congress (TUC Ghana), Mr Kofi Asamoah, has supported calls for a state burial for ace journalist, Komla Afeke Dumor.

Mr Asamoah described the BBC journalist as an astute media professional who placed Ghana on a high pedestal.

He said Dumor had left an indelible mark in the annals of history.

Mr Asamoah made the call when he signed a book of condolence in memory of the departed journalist in Accra.

The TUC boss added that Mr Dumor was a fine journalist who attached much commitment and dedication to his work, and that such a person only needed to be highly commended like any other great person cherished by the country.

“The TUC believes that if you do your work well as a Ghanaian in helping to promote the country both within and outside, you need to be recognised. It is not only political leaders who deserve state burials. Any Ghanaian who is committed to the growth and development of the country deserves such honour,” Mr Asamoah observed.

He described the passing away of Komla Dumor and Samuel Hesse of Metro TV as a big blow to the congress.

According to Mr Asamoah, the congress was shocked at the death of the journalists because their deaths were sudden and occurred on the same day.

He said the world had lost great journalists, and encouraged media personnel not to be discouraged in their pursuit of excellence despite what had happened.

The TUC expressed its deepest condolences to both the Dumor and Hesse families.

Other dignitaries who had already signed the book of condolence at the International Press Centre include the Chairman of the National Media Commission, Mr Kabral Blay- Amihere, and the Director of the Public Affairs at the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission, Nana Yaa Jantuah.

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