Mrs. Theresa Aba Kufuor, the wife of former President, John Agyekum Kufuor, the Second President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana, has passed away.
A source close to the Kufuor family confirmed news of her demise.
Madam Theresa died at the age of 88.
The retired nurse and midwife has been unwell for sometime now before her sudden demise.
Theresa Kufuor (née Mensah; born 25 October 1935) was the First Lady of Ghana between 2001 and 2009.
Theresa married John Kufuor when he was at age 23 after they met at a Republic Day Anniversary Dance in London in 1961. They got married in 1962.
She was a mother of five, and a grandmother of eight. She was a devout Roman Catholic.
Despite being the first lady of Ghana for eight years, she managed to maintain a low profile in the political arena.[self-published source] In 2007 she pushed for policy changes in the Government’s white paper on Educational Reforms towards the implementation of UNESCO’s Free compulsory universal basic education (FCUBE) program for kindergarten children.
She founded the Mother and Child Community Development Foundation (MCCDF), a non-governmental organisation operating in Ghana and Canada that supports work in prevention of mother to child transmission.