President Akufo-Addo has expressed deep sorrow at the passing of Mrs. Theresa Kufuor, former First Lady and wife of the 2nd President of the 4th Republic, John Agyekum Kufuor.
In his tribute, he described her as a warm, kind, and resilient woman who confronted life’s challenges with unwavering faith in Almighty God.
Acknowledging her pivotal role as President Kufuor’s devoted companion for 61 years, President Akufo-Addo praised her constant support, guidance, and prayers.
He commended her political acumen and contribution to her husband’s success, highlighting her dignity and eloquence as a polyglot First Lady fluent in languages like Ewe.
President Akufo-Addo conveyed his condolences to President Kufuor, their children, grandchildren, and the entire family, expressing profound sadness.
He wished her eternal peace and expressed his and First Lady Rebecca’s deep sense of loss. He concluded with a prayer for Mrs. Theresa Kufuor to find serenity in the Almighty’s care until the Last Day of the Resurrection.
“Mama Theresa, as she was affectionately called, was a devoted companion of President Kufuor throughout their sixty-one (61) years of marriage. She was an invaluable and constant source of advice, encouragement and prayers for him.
“Member of a well-known family from Odumase, in the Bono Region, sister of the renowned statesman, the late J.H Mensah, and aunt of President Kufuor’s Secretary, the brilliant diplomat, Ambassador D.K Osei, she was politically astute and was a major contributor to her husband’s political success. She was a composed and articulate First Lady, a polyglot, fluent in several languages including Ewe, who brought great dignity to the position.
He continued “I knew several members of her family, especially her celebrated brother, and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to know her too.
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” .