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State funeral held for late Theresa Kufuor [Photos]

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The final funeral rites of the former First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, Theresa Kufuor was held at the forecourt of the State House today, November 16, 2023.

Thousands of mourners gathered to pay their last respects to the wife of former President John Agyekum Kufuor.

The former First Lady died at her home in Peduase, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, October 1, at the age of 87.

She was described by many as a modest and impactful First Lady who influenced many lives and empowered women and children.

Former President John Kufuor described his dear wife as soft-spoken and well-mannered, and her departure has left an unbridgeable void in his life.

The final funeral rites will be performed for the former First Lady at Heroes Park in Kumasi on Saturday, November 18.

Dignitaries, including President Akufo-Addo and his wife, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, and Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, were there to bid their farewells to the former First Lady.

Former president John Dramani and a host of others were also at the State House to pay their last respects.

The late Theresa Aba Kufuor had been a devoted companion of former President Kufuor throughout their 61 years of marriage.

She was a member of a well-known family from Odumase, in the Bono Region, and a retired nurse and midwife.

She lived most of her working life in the United Kingdom after her studies at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, and Paddington General Hospital in London.

She qualified as a state-certified midwife with a certificate in premature nursing.

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