Komla Dumor’s 1st anniversary marked

KD pix (2)A MEMORIAL and thanksgiving service was held at the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Accra on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of Komla Afeke Dumor, the late Ghanaian broadcast journalist with British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

The day was also used to unveil his tomb at the family house in Accra.

Both occasions were attended by many well wishers, people from the political divide, the business sector and the media, an area Komla Dumor excelled, both at home and abroad.

Hymns at the solemn requiem mass were provided by the Winneba Youth Choir and the Cathedral Choir.

The officiating priest, the Very Rev. Father Samuel Filton Mensah, in a sermon which was based on Matthew 11:25-30, asked the family to take heart since their beloved Komla was resting in the bosom of the Lord.

He said death, as painful as it might be, was one of the ultimate designs of God to give His children the rest they deserved after fulfilling their mission on earth.

The large church hall, filled to capacity, saw the congregation sit solemnly as the Cathedral Choir, led by Paula Jiagge, gave rendition of Schubert, Ave Maria to climax the memorial reflections.

It was followed by Jesu-Joy of Man’s Desiring by J.S. Bach and Mozart, Ave Verum Corpus to bring the short memorial service to an end.

The leadership of the Cathedral, then presented a certificate of recognition to both Prof. Ernest Dumor and his daughter Mawuena Trebarh, for their selfless services to the development of the Holy Spirit Cathedral.

The congregation then retired to continue the second part of the programme of unveiling Komla Dumor’s tomb at the family house.

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