2023 BBC News Komla Dumor Award: Only last week a post questioned why no Ghanaian has won it; Stan Dogbe congratulates Paa Kwesi Asare


Former Presidential Staffer under the Mahama administration Stan Dogbe and former Minister of Communications Dr Edward Omane Boamah have congratulated TV3’s Paa Kwesi Asare for winning the 2023 BBC News Komla Dumor Award.

Previous winners include Dingindaba Jonah Buyoya (Zambia), Victoria Rubadiri (Kenya), Solomon Serwanjja (Uganda), Waihiga Mwaura (Kenya), Amina Yuguda (Nigeria), Didi Akinyelure (Nigeria) and Nancy Kacungira (Uganda).

As part of the award, Paa Kwesi will spend three months working with BBC News teams in London across television, radio, and online. He will be given the opportunity to further develop his journalism skills through training, workshops, and mentoring with leading BBC journalists.

The award was created in 2015 to honour the memory of Komla Dumor, a presenter for BBC World News who was known for his commitment to reporting African stories comprehensively and authentically.

In a tweet, Stan Dogbe said “Only last week, a post on Facebook sought to question how come no Ghanaian has so far won the coveted BBC Komla Dumor award and linked it to the quality of Ghanaian journalism, and here we are. Congratulations Paa Kwesi Asare for emerging the 2023 awardee.”