The chairperson of the Komla Dumor Memorial Foundation, Dr. Mary Chinery-Hesse has charged Ghanaian journalists to learn from the high ethical standards the late broadcaster displayed in his career.
According to her, Komla Dumor “had an appreciation of the importance of solid knowledge and experience as one builds a career that must have encouraged him to patiently stay the course,” hence the need for upcoming ones to be guided by such principles.
[contextly_sidebar id=”otP2UjLmKAzRrJcYiKQVaCbha8siPVbn”]The seasoned Diplomat who was speaking at the inauguration of the Komla Dumor Center for Broadcast Journalism at the African University College of Communications (AUCC), also asked broadcasters to refuse to be influenced by politicians and abandon pursing the interest of the people.
“Significantly, Komla did not believe in cutting corners or pandering to the agenda of any group of people or organization against his conscience. Also was his passion for excellence and obsession with the kind of discipline that demands rigorous verification of the fact in the search for the truth,” Dr. Chinery-Hesse said.
For his part, the Chair of the Center and father of the late broadcaster, Professor Ernest Dumor charged upcoming journalists to commit themselves to the African course by reading wide about the famous leaders and their philosophies on the continent and the world.
“…In standing out for Ghana and Africa, Komla was conditioned by the experiences of all the great men and their philosophies he had read about. Komla was therefore not an abstraction,” he said.
Professor Ernest Dumor also stated that the learning hub will give full expression to Komla’s legacy.
“The program we are putting up is to open up to as many people across the continent so we can open up their minds so that they can move in what we call a psychic mobility-mobility from one point of the development ladder to the next as possible,” Professor Dumor added.
By: Pius Amihere Eduku/citifmonline.com/Ghana