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Former First Lady, Theresah Kuffour dies at age 87

Wife of Ghana’s second First Lady in the fourth Republic, Theresah Kuffour dies at age 87 on Sunday, October 1, 2023.

The wife of former President John Agyekum Kuffour reigned between January 7, 2001 to January 7, 2009 for which Theresah Kuffour was the First Lady.

The two married when Theresa Kuffour was at the age of 23 when they met in London in 1961.

Theresa Kuffour started her education at the Catholic Convent, OLA, at Keta in the Volta Region of Ghana. She later went to London, where she was educated as a Registered General Nurse, in the Southern Hospital Group of Nursing. Edinburgh, Scotland.

After further study at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford and Paddington General Hospital, London, she qualified as a State Certified Midwife with a Certificate in Premature Nursing.

On October 25 Pope Benedict XVI conferred on her husband President John Kufuor, the Papal Award of Knight Commander of St. Gregory the Great, for his dedicated service to mankind and the Catholic Church in general.

Theresa Kufuor, on her part was awarded the Papal Award Dame of St Gregory the Great for her commitment to the plight of poor children and their mothers.

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