Former First Lady Mrs. Theresa Kufuor Passes On

Former First Lady, Mrs. Theresa Kufuor has passed on.

Theresa Kufuor was the wife of former President John Agyekum Kufuor, the second President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana.

She was a retired nurse and midwife. 

A family source confirmed on Sunday night that the former First Lady died on Sunday, October 1, 2023, at home at Peduase on the Aburi mountain in the Eastern Region.

Born on 25 October 1935, Mrs Theresa Kufuor married John Kufuor in 1962 and have been together for 61 years.

Mrs Kufuor lived most of her working life in the United Kingdom after studying at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford and Paddington General Hospital, London, and qualifying as a State Certified Midwife with a Certificate in Premature Nursing.

Before marrying John Kufuor, she was known as Theresa Mensah and was the last born to her parents. Her elder brother was the late NPP stalwart, J.H. Mensah.

Mrs. Kufuor started her education at the Catholic Convent in Keta, in the Volta Region. After that, she went to London and became a Registered Nurse after getting her education from the Southern Hospital Group of Nursing in Edinburgh, Scotland.

After she graduated from the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, and Paddington General Hospital, London, she became a State Certified Midwife with a Certificate in Premature Nursing.

Theresa married John Kufuor when he was 23 years old after they met at a Republic Day Anniversary Dance in London in 1961. They got married in 1962. Theresa has five children with John Kufuor

She was the First Lady of Ghana for eight years from January 7, 2001 and January 6, 2009.

Story by: Isaac Clottey

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