President Nana Akufo-Addo and First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo paid their respects to the late Mrs Emily Akuffo, the previous First Lady of Ghana, at the Christ Presbyterian Church in Akropong.
He was joined by the Chief of Staff, the Eastern Regional Minister, and other Ministers of State and the Chief of Defense Staff, Vice Admiral Seth Amoama.
Ex-President Dramani Mahama, members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), and the former First Lady of Nigeria, Mrs. Bola Obasanjo, were among the high-profile dignitaries who attended General FWK Akuffo’s widow’s funeral.
As First Lady from July 1, 1978 to June 4, 1979, she was a teacher by profession. She was born in 1934.
She returned to Akropong, where she had grown up, after her husband’s death and lived out the rest of her days there.
Former Presbyterian Church of Ghana Presbytery Chairman Reverend George O Kwapong encouraged everyone to pay attention to some three facts of death in order to guide them in their daily lives.
To die is to lose one’s sight, hearing, and bulk. No one can carry death since it is heavy and unavoidable, he explained. The Rev. Kwapong, therefore, urged everyone, regardless of their status, political affiliation, or religious background, to always make the right decision and stay on the right path.
As President Nana Akufo-Addo and former President Olusegun Obasanjo characterized her, “she remained by his side as a mother and father in one for their children after the tragic passing of her husband,”
For 43 years, her four children have paid tribute to their mother, who was their rock of strength and support when they lost their father. A red, yellow, and green flag draped the casket bearing the body of the former first lady.
She was laid to rest in a private cemetery.