Breaking: Former First Lady Theresa Kufuor is dead

Mrs. Theresa Kufuor, the wife of John Kufuor, the Fourth Republic President of Ghana, has been officially pronounced dead.

Theresa Kufuor age

According to a report by MyNewsGH, the former First Lady, Theresa Kufuor, died at the age of 88. Surrounded by her loved ones and cherished friends, she departed earlier today, Sunday, October 1st, 2023, the report adds.

Theresa Kufuor cause of death: How did she die? 

Unfortunately, the cause of her death has not been disclosed. Family sources have confirmed her demise and are currently preparing an official statement to announce this unfortunate event. In light of this sorrowful news, numerous close family members and well-wishers have gathered at the residence of the former First couple in the Airport Residential Area to offer their heartfelt condolences to Mr Kufuor during this challenging time.

Who was Theresa Kufuor (biography)

Theresa Kufuor, the wife of John Kufuor, the second President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana and a former First Lady of Ghana, had a distinguished background as a retired nurse and midwife. She began her education at the Catholic Convent, OLA, in Keta, located in the Volta Region of Ghana.

Continuing her studies in London, she obtained her Registered General Nurse qualification from the Southern Hospital Group of Nursing in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The union between Theresa and John Kufuor began when they met at a Republic Day Anniversary Dance in London in 1961, and they subsequently married in 1962 when John was 23 years old.

Together, they have been blessed with five children: J. Addo Kufuor, Nana Ama Gyamfi, Saah Kufuor, Agyekum Kufuor, and Owusu Afriyie Kufuor. As a devoted Roman Catholic, Theresa is not only a mother of five but also a proud grandmother of eight.

Despite her significant role as the First Lady of Ghana for eight years, spanning from 2001 to 2009, Theresa has maintained a modest presence in the political sphere. However, in 2007, she actively advocated for policy changes in the Government’s white paper on Educational Reforms, specifically aiming to implement UNESCO’s Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE) program for kindergarten children.