July 19, 2024

A picture of Theresa Kufour and Kwabena Agyepong

As Ghana grieves the loss of a cherished icon, Mrs Theresa Aba Kufuor, the former First Lady of our great nation, we collectively remember a woman whose legacy is etched in the hearts of countless individuals. Fondly referred to as “Auntie Theresa,” her life was a testament to warmth, grace, and boundless kindness.

In the wake of her passing, Ing. Kwabena Agyei Agyepong OV, who faithfully served as Press Secretary to President John Agyekum Kufuor from 2001 to 2006, shared his heartfelt reflections on this remarkable woman. Auntie Theresa’s presence in his life was that of a maternal figure, ever ready to impart wisdom and offer comforting guidance to all who sought her counsel.

Ing. Kwabena Agyei Agyepong fondly recalled, “Auntie Theresa opened her heart and home to all of us. She embraced me as a son, and on numerous occasions, I was privileged to savour her culinary expertise. The sheer joy radiating from her face that unforgettable night in Tokyo during TICAD 3 remains etched in my memory.”

Auntie Theresa’s warmth and benevolence extended not only to those fortunate enough to know her personally but also encompassed the entirety of our beloved nation. She stood as a beacon of compassion and empathy, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of countless Ghanaians.

Ing. Kwabena Agyei Agyepong acknowledged that her passing has created a void, a profound emptiness, felt deeply not only by himself but also by his wife, Lawrencia, and their cherished children. In this moment of collective grief, he stands in solidarity with the nation, mourning the loss of a truly exceptional woman.

In closing, he extended his deepest condolences to His Excellency President John Agyekum Kufuor and the entire Kufuor family. Ghana will forever remember Auntie Theresa Aba Kufuor, not merely as a former First Lady, but as an enduring symbol of grace and kindness whose legacy will continue to inspire and uplift generations to come.

May her gentle soul find eternal peace.

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