Assin Central MP, Hon. Ken Ohene Agyapong, has paid tribute to the former first lady of Ghana, Mrs. Theresa Kufuor, wife of former President John Agyekum Kufuor, on her demise earlier this week.
The NPP presidential aspirant also expressed deep sorrow and condolences to President Kufuor’s family.
The late Mrs. Theresa Kufuor, who was only a few days shy of her 88th birthday, died on the afternoon of October 1, 2023.
In a heartfelt message, Hon. Ken Ohene Agyapong praised her remarkable qualities, describing her as an exceptional First Lady and a mother figure to all Ghanaians.
He expressed profound appreciation for her contributions to the presidency and the nation as a whole.
Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo expressed condolences to former President John Agyekum Kufuor and his family on the passing of the former First Lady, Theresa Kufuor, on Monday.
In a statement released on social media, President Akufo-Addo said he was very saddened by the news of the death of Mrs. Theresa Kufuor.
He paid glowing tribute to her, saying she was an invaluable and constant source of advice, encouragement and prayers for him.
According to President Akufo-Addo, she was a member of a well-known family who was politically astute and was a major contributor to her husband’s political success, adding that she was a composed and articulate First Lady, polyglot, fluent in several languages, and brought great dignity to the position.
He said her warmth, kindness and grace were exceptional and he and his wife, Rebecca, will miss her a lot while extending their deepest condolences to President Kufour and members of their family on their irreplaceable loss.
The president has also extended condolences to the family of the late Enoch Teye Mensah, who passed away earlier in the week. The president said the death of a long-standing friend brings grief, a sense of loss, sadness, reflections on friendship, reminiscences on a generation, the stark reality of mortality, the prospects of eternity, and the presence of the living God.
He said they both entered Parliament together in January 1997 and even though they were on different sides in the House, he became a very good friend right till the very end.
President Akufo-Addo said that as a result of holding several portfolios in several NDC governments, ET Mensah became well-known for his association with Ghana sports, served the people of Ningo Prampram as a Member of Parliament for 5 consecutive terms, and was elevated, during his second term as President, to the high position of Member of the Council of State in 2021.
President Akufo-Addo said ET Mensah was a warm, generous, gregarious man with a keen intellect and wonderful sense of humor who, in his element, you could find no better company, and was a good source of advice for him as President of the Republic.
He also extended condolences to his widow, his children, the National Democratic Congress, the Chiefs and people of Ningo Prampram, the Council of State and the people of Ghana on this sad loss.
Story by: Isaac Clottey