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02.06.2007 General News

President Kufuor wants Fathia buried beside Nkrumah

President Kufuor wants Fathia buried beside Nkrumah

President J.A. Kufuor has expressed the wish that the mortal remains of Madam Fathia Nkrumah, widow of the late Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, first President of Ghana would be brought to Ghana for burial.

"It is our hope that the mortal remains of the former First Lady would be brought down to Ghana for internment by the side of her late husband at the Kwame Nkrumah mausoleum in Accra".

The President's desire was contained in a message of condolence to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on the death of the former First Lady.

The statement, issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Cooperation and NEPAD on Friday, said President Kufuor had learnt with deep emotion, the sad news of the demise of Madam Fathia Nkrumah, which occurred in Cairo, on May 31, 2007.

"In this painful moment, the people and government of Ghana join me to offer our most sincere and heartfelt condolence through your Excellency to the bereaved family of Madam Fathia", the statement said.

It stated: "Madam Fathia Nkrumah has a special place in the contemporary history of our beloved country and her memory will forever be cherished."

The statement prayed God to grant the soul of Madam Fathia, peace and eternal rest and to her family consolation and the necessary courage to overcome her loss.

"Please accept, your Excellency and dear brother, the assurances of my highest consideration", the statement added.

Source: GNA