Former First Lady, Theresa Kufour has passed on at age 88.
According to multiple sources, Mrs Theresa Kufour died on Sunday evening ( 1 October 2023,) at the Peduase residence in the Eastern Region.
Theresa Kufuor was a retired midwife before she became First Lady in 2001 when her husband, John Agyekum Kufour assumed office as President.
Mrs Theresa Kufuor married John Kufour in 1962 and have been together for almost 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 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 Kufour 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