Body of Komla Dumor arrives in Ghana

Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 6.56.55 AMHundreds of sympathisers including family members and government officials converged at the Kotoka International Airport where the mortal remains of the late Komla Dumor arrived in Ghana, Monday.

The iconic broadcaster with the BBC suddenly died at his London residence on January 18, 2014 leaving his family and friends in Ghana, as well as his admirers across the globe in a state of shock.

According to Myjoyonline.com’s David Andoh the body arrived aboard a British Airways flight few minutes after 8:00 pm.

The body is yet to be taken from the cargo as mourners solemnly look on. There is a display of tradition as performers drum and dance.

Rituals will be performed at the airport to receive the body after which the mortal remains will likely be taken to the Lashibi residence, Joy News’ reporter Stephen Anti reported.

A delegation of chiefs from Aflao led by Togbui Fiti Amenya is also present at the airport to witness the solemn return of their son whose career in journalism has inspired millions of youth across the globe.

Komla until his death was a Youth Development Chief in Aflao.

Fifi Kwetey, Minister of State at the Presidency in charge of Financial and Allied Institutions and the MP for Ketu South is also present at the airport.

Rites

The body of the late Komla Dumor has now been handed over to the royal guards of the Aflao traditional area with the traditional leaders performing the necessary traditional rites.

Wife of Komla, Kwansima Dumor, and the siblings of the iconic broadcaster as well as the father, Professor Ernest Dumor all look on .

Right after the ritual performance the Catholic Priest also said the Christian prayers after which the body was handed to the undertakers to take charge of subsequent funeral proceedings.

Source: Ghana|Myjoyonline.com|Nathan Gadugah

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