The Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress, Professor John Atta Mills has expressed sorrow at the death of Madam Fathia Nkrumah, wife of the late President Kwame Nkrumah.
“I have heard with a deep sense of sorrow, the passing of Madam Fathia Nkrumah in a Cairo Hospital yesterday (Thursday),” he said in statement issued in Accra on Friday.
“It is rather sad that in the year we are marking 50 years of nationhood which the great Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah bequeathed to us, we should be mourning the death of the woman who undoubtedly stood stoically by the side of her husband as the agenda of the forward march of the country was being pursued,” Prof. Mills said.
He prayed to God to fill her family with inner strength to carry on and asked her children to take consolation in the fact that their late mother has a permanent place in the history of Ghana and also has her memory firmly etched on the people's minds.
Madam Fathia, 75, suffered a stroke a few months ago and was on admission at a Cairo Hospital.