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Your Departure Has Left An Unbridgeable Void In My Life – Kufour’s Emotional Tribute To Wife



The State funeral of the late Former first lady of Ghana and wife of former President John Agyekum Kufuor, Theresa Aba Kufour is underway at the forecourt of the State House, as the family of the former first lady prepares to lay her to rest this weekend. 

In a poignant tribute to his wife during the ceremony, Kufuor expressed the profound impact of his wife’s passing, stating that her departure has left an unbridgeable void in his life. The emotional homage to his late wife, Theresa Kufuor, provides a glimpse into the deep connection they shared during their long and storied marriage.

According to the former president, his first impressions of his beautiful wife were that of a soft-spoken and well-mannered lady, adding that within a year of bonding and courting the both discovered that they very much enjoyed each other’s company. He stated that they had the same cultural tastes in art, music and cinema and shared similar social preferences and consequently, decided to tie the knot at Brompton Oratory in Knightsbridge, London, on 8 September 1962.


Kufour in his tribute made known that his late wife had a very confident personality that fitted in with ease everywhere they went as a couple which also allowed her to cope under the most challenging of pressures.

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”Aba would play a pivotal but quiet role in shaping key social interventions, such as including the kindergarten stage for all the children of Ghana in the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education policy; the provision of one hot meal a day to primary school children across the nation; the launch of the National Health Insurance Scheme; and the introduction of free maternal care for all.

”She also worked tirelessly as the founder of the Mother and Child Community Development Foundation to support early childhood development programmes across the country. Her Foundation built three schools and gifted them to communities in Nyanyanor in the Central Region, and in Kotobabi and Amansaman in Accra,” he wrote.


Kufour further shared how he and his late wife shared a gleeful sense of humour, which meant they could laugh at each other; just as they could naturally forgive each other for our unfailing human shortcomings.

”Aba, your departure has left an unbridgeable void in my life; but I take solace from the many mercies and blessings the good Lord has showered on our journey of 62 years: living long; the blessing of beautiful children; 14 splendid grandchildren; the honour of having served our nation together; the gift of loving; extended families; and a network of friends around the world.

I am so thankful to the good Lord God for giving you to me as my life partner. Aba, you have earned your good rest and as the words of the Apostle Paul go: “You have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, you have kept the faith. Now there is in store for you the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to you on that day – and not only to you, but also to all who have longed for His appearance,” he added.

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