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Komla dazzled me during SSNIT investigation – Emile Short


Former head of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice Emile Short has admitted being dazzled by Komla Dumor during investigation into the Social Security and National Insurance Trust scandal that hit the country in the early 2000.

Dumor was the lead crusader into the corruption allegation against the national trustee having first aired details of the corruption allegation on the Super Morning Show in the year 2000.

The case went before the Commission for Human Rights and Administration Commission before proceeding to the court of law.

That story and several others shot Komla Dumor to fame in Ghana before being poached by the BBC.

As Ghana, Africa and the world mourn the sudden death of Komla Afeke Dumor, the former boss of the Human Rights Commission could not help but admit being mesmerised by the Super Morning Show host when he appeared before the Commission as star witness in the SSNIT scandal.

Describing the iconic broadcaster as a man filled with so much “passion about exposing corruption”, Short said Dumor dazzled him when he appeared before the CHRAJ panel.

“I remember vividly when he appeared before a panel (CHRAJ) of which I was a chair in a case that involved allegations of corruption and conflict of interest against a state institution.

“And Komla was the lead witness for Multimedia and I was highly impressed with the way he made his presentation.

“He did so with clarity of thought and with conviction and with passion and his diction and command of the English language was impeccable,” Short said when he came to sign a book of condolence at Joy FM in memory of the late Komla Afeke Dumor.

He said “Komla had a pleasant disposition and a keen dedication to his work. He was a professional and he set the bar for radio and TV presentation very high.”

Emile Short added the dexterity of Komla and his unparalleled commitment to fighting corruption won him over to be a keen listener of the Super Morning Show.

He said Komla was a “reliable partner in fighting corruption”, and challenged all, both public and private employees to take their work more seriously so that they can leave a legacy evidenced from the tributes coming all over the world.

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