Former First Lady Theresa Kufuor passes on


Former First Lady of Ghana, Theresa Kufuor has passed on at the age of 87. She is said to have passed on at about 4pm yesterday at her home.

Theresa Kufuor was the wife of former President John Agyekum Kufuor, the second President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana.

Mrs. Kufuor was the first lady of the country from January 7, 2001 to January 6, 2009.

She was a retired nurse and midwife. 

Born:  25 October 1935.

A family source confirmed to Graphic Online on Sunday night that the former First Lady died on Sunday [October 1, 2023] at home in the Peduase area on the Aburi mountain.

Mrs Theresa Kufuor married John Kufuor in 1962 and have been together for 61 years.

Mrs. Kufuor lived most of her working life in the United Kingdom after studying at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford and Paddington General Hospital, London, and qualifying as a State Certified Midwife with a Certificate in Premature Nursing.

Before marrying John Kufuor, she was known as Theresa Mensah and was the last born to her parents. Her elder brother was the late NPP stalwart, J.H. Mensah.

Mrs Kufuor started her education at the Catholic Convent in Keta, in the Volta Region. After that, she went to London and became a Registered Nurse after getting her education from Southern Hospital Group of Nursing in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Madam Kufuor, admired by many as a quiet exquisite lady, was seen as a strong pillar behind her husband’s successful political career and presidency.

She founded the mother and Child Community Development Foundation and awarded the Papal Award Dame of St Gregory the Great for her commitment to the plight of poor children and their mothers by the Catholic Church.



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