The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has directed for their flags at various offices to fly at half-mast as a sign of mourning for Ghana’s former First Lady, Theresa Kufuor.
The flags will remain in that posture in the next one week, the General Secretary of the Party, Justin Kodua Frimpong indicated in a statement.
“In tribute to the memory of the late Mrs Kufuor, the NPP directs that all Party flags across the country be flown at half-mast for the next seven days. May her gentle soul continue to rest in perfect peace until we meet again on the resurrection morning.”
The party further recalled some of her deeds and advocacy during her days as First Lady.
“Mrs. Theresa Kufuor, who served as Ghana’s First Lady from January 7, 2001, to January 6, 2009, dedicated her life to supporting her husband throughout his political career and to the service of humanity.
“Inspired by her profession as a nurse, Mrs Kufour championed the cause of improved healthcare in our country. Notably, she established the Mother and Child Community Development Foundation (MCCDF) that supports the prevention of mother to child transmission of diseases, including HIV/ AIDS.
“Mrs. Kufuor was also a beacon for female advancement, fostering initiatives to inspire and empower both young and adult females in various facets of life.”
The party also extended their condolences to the surviving widower, Mr John Agyekum Kufuor and her family.
“The members of the ruling New Patriotic Party, together with all Ghanaians whose lives were positively touched by her, extend our deepest condolences to former President John Agyekum Kufuor, their children, and the entire family. We stand united with you in this time of sorrow, praying that the Almighty God grants all of us the fortitude to bear this great loss.”
Mrs Kufuor died on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at the age of 87.