Initial reports surrounding the passing of Former First Lady, Mrs. Theresa Kufuor suggested that she died at their home at Aburi Mountains shortly after President Akufo-Addo‘s arrived for a scheduled visit.
However, Dr. Kwabena Osei-Adubofour, spokesperson, and special aide to former President Kufuor, in an interview with the media he revealed that her death occurred in the presence of President Akufo-Addo.
“His excellency was in the house; he was going to have a meeting with the former president so it happened in his presence,” he told the host of Anopa Bofuo Okatakyie Afrifa Mensah.
Mrs Theresa Kufuor, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2023.
Mrs Theresa Kufuor, was married to former President John Agyekum Kufuor on September 8, 1952. She served as the First Lady of Ghana between 2001 and 2009.
During her time as First Lady, Theresa Kufuor made a significant impact by establishing the Mother to Child Community Development Foundation. This foundation was dedicated to promoting the healthy development of children and preventing the transmission of diseases from mothers to their offspring.
Her efforts were instrumental in improving healthcare services, especially in the realms of maternal and child health. This, in turn, resulted in notable advancements in healthcare access and a reduction in maternal and child mortality rates within the nation.
Mrs. Kufuor was a passionate advocate for women’s rights and empowerment. She tirelessly championed various programs and policies aimed at elevating the status of women in Ghanaian society.
Meanwhile, Ghanaians have turned to social media to convey their heartfelt condolences and extend their sympathies to former President John Agyekum Kufour and his family.