Remembering Theresa Kufour: Ghana's Beloved Former First Lady Dies at 88

"Theresa Kufour: Ghana's Beloved Former First Lady in her old age"
Remembering Theresa Kufour: Ghana's Beloved Former First Lady Dies at 88

Former President John Agyekum Kufour has lost his loving wife, former First Lady of Ghana Theresa Kufour. She sadly died at her home on October 1, 2023. On Monday, October 2, an official statement about this tragic death is expected.

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Many Ghanaians were extremely moved by the news of her death, generating an outpouring of sadness and commemoration on their social media channels. Thousands of people have flocked to social media to pay their condolences and commemorate the former first lady's memory, reflecting on her achievements for the country and bringing comfort to her bereaved family.

In these trying circumstances, the Ghanaian people's strength and solidarity shine through as they band together to help their former leader and his family in their hour of need. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kufour family as they face this difficult time in their lives.


Theresa Mensah, former First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, was also known as Theresa Kufuor. She was born on October 25, 1935. Her journey to becoming Ghana's First Lady, as well as her services to the country, have been outstanding.


John and Theresa met at a Republic Day anniversary event in London in 1961 and started dating before marrying in 1962. Their long love story would go on to impact a nation's fate.


J. Addo Kufuor, Nana Ama Gyamfi, Saah Kufuor, Agyekum Kufuor, and Owusu Afriyie Kufuor are John and Theresa's five children. They have eight grandkids as well, a witness to the strong family relationships they have fostered.


Theresa's scholastic path carried her from the Volta Region's Catholic Convent, OLA, to London, where she became a registered general nurse at the Southern Hospital Group of Nursing in Edinburgh, Scotland. She furthered her studies at Oxford's Radcliffe Infirmary and London's Paddington General Hospital, where she earned a State Certified Midwife Certificate in Premature Nursing. Her commitment to healthcare and nursing was palpable throughout her life.


When her husband was president of the Fourth Republic of Ghana from 2000 to 2008, she became the country's second first lady. Mrs. Theresa Kufuor made considerable efforts to touch the lives of female students across the country during her term, pushing for education and empowerment.

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Mrs. Theresa Kufuor died on October 1, 2023, in her birth month of October, at the age of 88. Her legacy will be remembered as that of a loving wife, a committed healthcare practitioner, and a powerful First Lady of Ghana. May her beautiful spirit find eternal peace.

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