The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has mourned the passing of former First Lady, Mrs. Theresa Kufuor.
In a statement dated October 2, 2023, signed by the General Secretary, Fiifi Fiavi Kwetey, the opposition sent condolences to former President John Agyekum Kufuor, his family and the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
“We pray that God will comfort the family during these challenging times. Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they navigate this period of grief,” the statement added.
Mrs. Kufuor passed on peacefully on Sunday October 1, at her Peduase residence surrounded by her family.
President Nana Akufo-Addo, Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Second Lady, Samira Bawumia, the NPP, Members of Parliament (MPs) and other Ghanaian notable figures have paid tribute to the former First lady.
She served as Ghana’s First Lady from January 7, 2001, to January 6, 2009, coinciding with her husband’s presidency, succeeding Jerry John Rawlings after the 2000 General Elections.
Throughout her tenure as First Lady, she established the Mother to Child Community Development Foundation, a noble initiative aimed at fostering the healthy development of children and preventing the transmission of diseases from mothers to their offspring.
Theresa and John Kufuor’s remarkable journey began when they crossed paths at a Republic Day Anniversary Dance in London in 1961, leading to their union in 1962.
The Ghana and NPP flags will be flown half-mast in honour of late Mrs. Kufuor.