Former First Lady Theresa Kufuor’s Passing Mourned: President Akufo-Addo Offers Condolences
Former First Lady Theresa Kufuor’s Passing Mourned: President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo extends heartfelt condolences to former President John Agyekum Kufuor and his family following the recent passing of the former First Lady, Theresa Kufuor.
In a statement released on Monday, October 2nd, President Akufo-Addo reflected on the inevitability of human mortality, emphasizing that, in due time, each of us will be called by the Almighty.
The passing of Theresa Kufuor, aged 87, was reported on Sunday. She had served as First Lady from 2001 to 2009 and shared a remarkable 61-year marriage with former President Kufuor.
President Akufo-Addo commended Theresa for her composed and eloquent tenure as First Lady. Her astute political acumen played a significant role in her husband’s political journey. Her exceptional warmth, kindness, and grace left a lasting impression, and she faced life’s challenges with unwavering faith in the Almighty.
The President’s tribute highlighted Theresa’s invaluable role as a constant source of guidance, motivation, and prayers for former President Kufuor, expressing deep personal loss. He wished her eternal peace in the embrace of the Almighty, a well-deserved resting place until the Day of Resurrection when they shall reunite.
In 2007, Theresa Kufuor championed policy changes within the Government’s white paper on Educational Reforms to support the implementation of UNESCO’s Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE) program for kindergarten children.
She also founded the Mother and Child Community Development Foundation (MCCDF), a non-governmental organization operating in Ghana and Canada, dedicated to preventing mother-to-child transmission.
Theresa Kufuor’s educational journey began at the Catholic Convent, OLA, in the Volta Region of Ghana. She furthered her education in London, UK, where she trained as a Registered General Nurse in the Southern Hospital Group of Nursing.
After completing additional studies at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, and Paddington General Hospital, London, she earned certification as a State Certified Midwife with a specialization in Premature Nursing.