In a somber turn of events, the nation of Ghana mourns the loss of former First Lady, Theresa Kufuor, who is confirmed to have passed on Sunday, October 1. Mrs. Kufuor, formerly known as Theresa Mensah, was a beloved figure in Ghanaian politics and society, and her contributions to the nation’s well-being will forever be remembered.
Mrs. Kufuor’s journey in the public eye began when her husband, John Agyekum Kufuor, assumed the presidency on January 7, 2001, succeeding Jerry John Rawlings. As the First Lady of Ghana from 2001 to 2009, she embraced her role with grace and dedication.
One of her most significant achievements during her tenure as First Lady was the establishment of the “Mother to Child Community Development Foundation.” This foundation was a testament to her commitment to the welfare of Ghana’s children and her determination to prevent the transmission of diseases from mothers to their offspring. Under her leadership, the foundation made remarkable strides in improving the lives of countless children and mothers throughout the country.
The loss of Mrs. Theresa Kufuor leaves a void in the hearts of many Ghanaians, but her legacy will undoubtedly serve as a source of inspiration for generations to come.