Theresa Kufour’s death is an irreplaceable loss – Akufo-Addo mourns former 1st Lady

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed sadness over the death of Mrs. Theresa Kufour, a former first lady of Ghana.

Theresa Kufuor: Former First Lady dies at age 87

In a tribute posted on Monday (2 October), Akufo-Addo said, “I am very saddened by the just-announced news of the death of Mrs. Theresa Kufuor, our nation’s former First Lady and wife of the 2nd President of the 4th Republic, His Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor.”

Akufo-Addo added that he would miss her a lot.

“Her passing reminds me keenly of human mortality, that is that Almighty God will come for each and every one of us at the appropriate time.

“My wife, Rebecca, the First Lady, and I will miss her a lot,” he added.


Touching on the personality of the former first lady, Akufo-Addo said, “Her warmth, kindness and grace were exceptional. She bore the vicissitudes of life with great stoicism and an unshakable belief in the sovereignty of Almighty God.”

Theresa Kufuor served as Ghana’s First Lady from 2001 to 2009 when her husband was the country’s head of state.

John and Theresa are blessed with five children - J. Addo Kufuor, Nana Ama Gyamfi, Saah Kufuor, Agyekum Kufuor and Owusu Afriyie Kufuor. They also have eight grandchildren.

The couple first met at a Republic Day Anniversary Dance in London in 1961 and began dating before tying the knot in 1962.


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