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General News of Thursday, 31 May 2007

Source: GNA

Fathia Nkrumah is dead

Accra, May 31, GNA - Madam Fathia Nkrumah, the First First Lady of Ghana is dead. She died this evening at the Badrawy Hospital in Cairo.

Funeral service would be held for her at the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo on Friday, June 1, 2007.

According to usually reliable source the Government of Ghana would ask for the body to be buried in Ghana.

President John Agyekum Kufuor visited Madam Fathia during his recent visit to Egypt.

President Kufuor, who was at the bedside of Madam Fathia at the Hospital, said his visit was to confirm his commitment and that of his Government to support and accord her the dignity of a Former First Lady.