At the final funeral service of the late First Lady Theresa Kufuor, Former President John Mahama and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, accompanied by their respective wives, cordially exchanged greetings.
This heartwarming moment was beautifully captured by CiTi TV’s cameramen as they broadcast the live coverage of the burial, which was closely followed by Tru News Report.
Notably, all these esteemed individuals were dressed in black attire, and as they crossed paths, they warmly acknowledged one another before continuing on their separate journeys.
Mrs Kufuor served in the position from 2001 to 2009 and passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2023. Since her passing, government officials, political figures, and members of the public have visited the Kufuor family residence in Peduase to offer their condolences and support.
Theresa Kufuor was the esteemed wife of John Kufuor, the second President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana, and a former First Lady of Ghana. With a background as a retired nurse and midwife, she began her education at the Catholic Convent, OLA, in Keta, located in the Volta Region of Ghana.
She furthered her studies in London, where she obtained her Registered General Nurse qualification from the Southern Hospital Group of Nursing in Edinburgh, Scotland. Theresa and John Kufuor’s union commenced when they met at a Republic Day Anniversary Dance in London in 1961, and they subsequently married in 1962 when John was 23 years old.
Together, they have been blessed with five children: J. Addo Kufuor, Nana Ama Gyamfi, Saah Kufuor, Agyekum Kufuor, and Owusu Afriyie Kufuor. As a devoted Roman Catholic, Theresa is not only a mother of five but also a proud grandmother of eight.
Despite her significant role as the First Lady of Ghana for eight years, spanning from 2001 to 2009, Theresa has maintained a modest presence in the political sphere. However, in 2007, she actively advocated for policy changes in the Government’s white paper on Educational Reforms, specifically aiming to implement UNESCO’s Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE) program for kindergarten children.
Meanwhile, watch the heartwarming video of Mahama and his entourage exchanging pleasantries with Bawumia: