February 21, 2014

Minister of Trade Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, has disclosed government’s decision to name a street after ace British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, TV presenter Komla Afeke Dumor.

It has consequently instructed the Ketu South District Assembly, where Komla Dumor hailed from, to settle on a street to bear Komla Bumor’s name in his memory.

Hon. Haruna Iddrisu who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale South, made this known in Parliament on Thursday, when MPs eulogised Komla Dumor who died of cardiac arrest on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at age 41 in London.

The Legislators in making their contribution to the statement made by Parliament by MP for Ketu South, Fifi Kwetey extolled the professionalism and objectivity with which Komla Dumor did his work.

Others described him a Ghana’s and Africa’s great ambassador to the rest of the world who did a lot of work to discredit the perception that nothing good could come out of Africa.

Earlier, MP for Dome Kwabenya, Adwoa Safo, in her contribution proposed that the Accra Metropolitan Assembly while it engages in its street naming exercise should name on of the streets in North Legon where Komla’s family house is located after him it is necessary in acknowledgement of his contribution to the media landscape in Ghana.

The late Komla Afeke Dumor, a former Ghana Journalist of the Year whose final funeral services comes off from February 21 to 23, 2014 is survived by a wife and three children.

Kwadwo Anim/Ghanamps.gov.gh