Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Most Rev. Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle has urged the youth to emulate and learn from the heroics, zeal and excellence of the late Komla Dumor.
“Africa needs you my dear people; Africa needs many young ones to fill in the shoes of Komla…model your lives on Komla…,” he said.
The Archbishop made this remark in a sermon during the requiem mass organized for the ace BBC broadcaster at the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Accra.
According to him, the late Komla gave his best in whatever he did and this led him to great heights and further described him as “an icon for the youth, a model in his commitment to excellence…’’
Archbishop Palmer-Buckle urged the youth of Africa to emulate Komla to make Africa a better place.
“Let me exhort you my young people to walk in the footsteps of Komla, Africa needs you our young people to be committed to this continent; Africa needs you my dear young people and to lift up the flag of Africa still higher, you can do it just as he[Komla Dumor] did,’’ he advised.
He noted that although Komla’s sudden demise at a prime age of 41 is painful, he lived a fulfilled life and therefore urged the congregation to continue to pray for a peaceful rest for Komla saying, “however, please in your grief and your cries…tell Jesus to ask God on your behalf what he knows is best for Komla.”
The remains of Komla Dumor will be interred on Saturday in a private family ceremony.
A liturgical service will be held on the 22nd of February 2014 at the forecourt of the State House.
Finally, there will be a Thanksgiving Service on the 23rd of February 2014 also at the Holy Spirit Cathedral.
Meanwhile, members of the general public have also started filing past Komla’s body to pay their last respect.
Komla Afeke Dumor was born on October 3, 1972 and died suddenly on January 18, 2014 at his London residence, after suffering a cardiac arrest.
By: Evans Effah/citifmonline.com/Ghana