The Plymouth-Ghana Link was set up in May 2004 to foster relationships between Plymouth and Ghana specifically, Sekondi-Takoradi a port city. This is a Learning Link, not an Aid Link. The Link has been officially recognised by the Lord Mayor of Plymouth who together with the Bishop of Plymouth, Linda Gilroy MP, David Jamieson MP, Gary Streeter MP are Patrons. It has also been officially recognised by the Ghana High Commissioner who was represented by his Deputy at the official launch of the Link. The Mayor of the Link city Sekondi – Takoradi paid an official visit to Plymouth in August, 2004.
The Health Committee of the Link is recognised by the Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust. The aim of the Health Committee is to:
- Assist in the development of health care through Training and Education of the local people involved in delivering health service.
- To be involved in research which will be relevant to local needs. This will be achieved through student electives and Professional exchanges to involve Consultant medical staff and senior trainees; nursing and remedial services. We believe this is the best way to support the development of health care in the Link city rather than give handouts.
Dr Bernard Boateng-Duah
Ghana Ports Authority Hospital