Accra, Jan. 31, GNA - A Komla Dumor Memorial Foundation has been set up by the Dumor Family to sustain the legacy of Komla Dumor by pursuing plans he had for promoting the ideals that he stood and worked for.
The family said these ideals enabled the late Dumor to have such a positive impact on the world and endeared him to so many people worldwide, resulting in the amazing outpouring of love following his passing.
This was in a statement signed by Mrs Esther Cobbah, Chief Executive Officer of Stratcomm Africa and issued and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra.
śThe Komla Dumor Memorial Foundation will, among other things, seek to promote excellence in journalism, with particular emphasis on broadcast journalism, and initiate programmes for the development of African youth as well as the education of children, including his own three wonderful children, Elinam, Elorm and Arabať it added.
The statement said since the passing of Komla Dumor on Saturday 18th January 2014, numerous individuals, local and international organisations have offered to contribute to such a framework for continuing the tremendous impact that Komla made in addition to giving him a fitting burial.
The Foundation has made arrangements for monetary contributions to be paid into a bank account details of which are as follows:
The Account Name is Komla Dumor Foundation, with account numbers 0100118364400 (GHANA CEDI), 8701518364400 (USD LOCAL), 8700218364400 (USD OFFSHORE) and 2800218364400 (GBP OFFSHORE).
The Swift Code is SCBLGHAC and the Branch office is at Opeibea House. The statement gave the address of the branch office as P. O. Box KIA 903, Airport, Accra
It 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.
Donors to the Komla Dumor Memorial Foundation may specify the use to which the donor wishes to have the donation applied within the broad parameters of the Foundation.
Komla Afeke Dumor, who passed away suddenly on 18th January 2014 in London, was the son of Professor Ernest Dumor, the first Chief Executive Officer of the National Identification Authority (NIA) and a former member of the Electoral Commission of Ghana and a Professor of the University of Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana.
Komla, who is a native of Aflao in the Volta Region of Ghana, 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.
Komla is survived by his wife, Kwansema, and three children. He was the brother of Mrs. Mawuena Trebarh, Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), and Dr. Korshie Dumor, a Medical Doctor currently practicing in the USA.