Theresa Kufuor Reported Dead: Ghana's Former First Lady Passes On At Age 87

Theresa Kufuor Reported Dead: Ghana's Former First Lady Passes On At Age 87

  • Former First Lady Theresa Kufuor, wife of John Agyekum Kufuor, died on Sunday, October 1, 2023, at the age of 87
  • Theresa Kufuor died in her home at Peduase in the Eastern Region while surrounded by her family
  • President Nana Akufo-Addo has reportedly visited her family to pay his condolences following the loss

Former First Lady Theresa Kufuor has been reported dead on Sunday, October 1, 2023, aged 87.

Citi News reported that the wife of former President John Agyekum Kufuor died at her home in Peduase.

Theresa Kufuor in pics
Theresa Kufuor with her husband, John Kufuor (L). Source Getty Images.
Source: Getty Images

She was surrounded by her family at the time of her passing. She served as first lady from 2001 to 2009. Theresa Kufuor, born on October 25, 1935, had been married to John Kufuor for 61 years.

She spent part of her working life in the UK after studying at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, and Paddington General Hospital, London. She was a certified midwife with a certificate in premature nursing.

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Theresa Kufuor was the sister of NPP stalwart J.H. Mensah. President Nana Akufo-Addo has reportedly visited the residence of former President Agyekum Kufuor to extend his condolences.

Otumfuo showers praise on Kufuor in the UK

Meanwhile, reported in a previous story that Otumfuo Osei Tutu II praised former President Kufuor for being a good president.

Speaking at a dinner honouring his birthday, Otumfuo told guests that ex-president Kufuor was in a wheelchair because he chose to work at the Presidency instead of rest after an accident.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II said one of the things that made Kufuor an exceptional leader was that he listened to advice.

Osei Kwame Despite kneels before Kufuor

Also, reported that the businessman and CEO of Despite group of companies, Osei Kwame Despite, paid respect to ex-President Kufuor while celebrating his 61st birthday.

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He visited the former president as part of his celebration and was seen kneeling and receiving blessings from him.

Kufuor calls for scrapping of the Council of State

Former President Kufuor said not long ago that the Council of State has outlived its usefulness.

At a seminar on reviewing Ghana's 1992 Constitution, he said that the current demands of Ghana's democracy make the council irrelevant.

Kufuor wants the council replaced with a second chamber of Parliament.

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Delali Adogla-Bessa (Current Affairs Editor) Delali Adogla-Bessa is a Current Affairs Editor with Delali previously worked as a freelance journalist in Ghana and has over seven years of experience in media, primarily with Citi FM, Equal Times, Ubuntu Times. Delali also volunteers with the Ghana Institute of Language Literacy and Bible Translation, where he documents efforts to preserve local languages. He graduated from the University of Ghana in 2014 with a BA in Information Studies. Email: