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Entertainment of Friday, 30 October 2015

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Throwback Photo: Mrs Theresah Aba Kufour (then and now)

Former First Lady,  Mrs Theresah Aba Kufour Former First Lady, Mrs Theresah Aba Kufour

Former First Lady Mrs Theresa Kufuor turned 80 on October 25, 2015.

To celebrate this milestone, the mother-of-five and wife of Former President of Ghana John Agyekum Kufuor hosted a birthday party.

The party was graced by several top personalities including President John Dramani Mahama, and her hubby Ex-President Kufuor.

Mrs Theresa Aba Kufuor, a devout Roman Catholic, is a mother of five and a grandmother of eight. She is a retired nurse and midwife with expertise in Nursing Management/Administration.

She started her education at the Catholic Convent, OLA, at Keta in the Volta Region of Ghana. She later went to London where she was educated as a Registered General Nurse, in the Southern Hospital Group of Nursing. Edinburgh, Scotland.

She became a State Certified Midwife with a Certificate in Premature Nursing from the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford and Paddington General, London.

She also was a Manager/Administrator at the Royal College of Nursing in London. It was in London that she met and married Mr J. A. Kufuor. Her greatest passion is children.

She is a great believer of the importance of early learning opportunities for children because according to her, the early beginnings of a child determine what he or she becomes in future. She is the founder and chief patron of the Mother and Child Community Development Foundation.

The foundation is a charitable non-profit-making organisation, which has been established with a view to advancing a programme of assistance and development in deprived areas.

The Foundation is also currently engaged in the establishment of nursery schools in densely populated poor communities; establishment of counselling centres for young mothers who have dropped out of school with the possibility of putting them back in school; training of young single mothers to acquire skills for financial empowerment; and fight against the stigmatisation of people living with HIV/AIDS.

Mrs Kufuor, as a Roman Catholic, loves singing and shows this by her committed membership of the Church Choir. She is a forward-looking woman, who is known to have supported her husband enthusiastically in his campaign for the presidency.