Theresa Kufour is the wife of former President John Kufour. She was born on October 25 1935 making her 86 years. The former first lady and her husband got married in 1962 and have been together for almost 60 years.
Mrs. Kufuor is a retired midwife by profession and lived most of her working life in the United Kingdom after studying at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford and Paddington General Hospital, London, and qualifying as a State Certified Midwife with a Certificate in Premature Nursing.
Before marrying John Kufour who was once the president of Ghana, she was known as Theresa Mensah and was the last born to her parents. Her elder sister was the late NPP stalwart, J.H. Mensah.
Kufuor started her education at the Catholic Convent in Keta, which is in the Volta Region of Ghana. After that, she went to London and became a Registered Nurse after getting her education from Southern Hospital Group of Nursing in Edinburgh, Scotland.
After she graduated from the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, and Paddington General Hospital, London, she became a State Certified Midwife with a Certificate in Premature Nursing.
Theresa married John Kufuor when he was 23 years old after they met at a Republic Day Anniversary Dance in London in 1961. They got married in 1962. Theresa has five children with John Kufuor, former president of Ghana; J. Addo Kufuor, Nana Ama Gyamfi, Saah Kufuor.
Even though she was the first lady of Ghana for eight years between 2001 and 2009, she has managed to maintain a low profile in the political arena. In 2007, she pushed for policy changes in the Government’s white paper on Educational Reforms toward the implementation of UNESCO’s Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE) program.
In 1996, she started the Mother and Child Community Development Foundation to support work preventing mother-to-child transmission.
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