Local News

Sad news hits Ex-President Kufuor as his beloved wife Theresa Kufuor dies at age 88

Mrs. Theresa Kufuor, wife of former President of Ghana’s Fourth Republic, John Kufuor, has died.

According to information reaching our portal, the former First Lady died at the age of 88, surrounded by close relatives and friends.

The former First Lady was the target of multiple death hoax rumours in 2017, 2019, and 2021, all of which proved untrue.

This time, family sources verified her death and are preparing to issue an official statement confirming her untimely death, which occurred hours ago today, Sunday, October 1, 2023.

Some extremely close family and well-wishers have subsequently flocked to the former First Couple’s Airport Residential Area apartment to express their condolences to Mr. Kufuor.

Profile of Late Theresa Kufuor

Mrs Kufuor started her education at the Catholic Convent, OLA, at Keta in the Volta Region of Ghana. She later went to London, where she was educated as a Registered General Nurse, in the Southern Hospital Group of Nursing.

Edinburgh, Scotland. After further study at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford and Paddington General Hospital, London, she qualified as a State Certified Midwife with a Certificate in Premature Nursing.

Theresa married John Kufuor when he was at age 23 after they met at a Republic Day Anniversary Dance in London in 1961. They got married in 1962. She has five children with John Kufuor, former president of Ghana; J. Addo Kufuor, Nana Ama Gyamfi, Saah Kufuor, Agyekum Kufuor and Owusu Afriyie Kufuor.

She is a mother of five, and a grandmother of eight. She is a devout Roman Catholic. Despite being the first lady of Ghana for eight years between 2001 and 2009, she has managed to maintain a low profile in the political arena.

In 2007 she pushed for policy changes in the Government’s white paper on Educational Reforms towards the implementation of UNESCO’s Free compulsory universal basic education (FCUBE) program for kindergarten children. She founded the Mother and Child Community Development Foundation (MCCDF), a non-governmental organisation operating in Ghana and Canada that supports work in prevention of mother to child transmission.

Source: MyNewsGh.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button