A team of four nurses from the West Palm Beach-Black Nurses Association in Florida, U.S.A., and a criminal probation officer arrived in Tamale on Monday. The team will undertake a study of the healthcare system in Tamale to provide the necessary technical support and expertise.
This visit is the result of the mayor of Tamale, Mr. Iddrisu Musah Superior’s recent business trip to the United States where he met with potential investors in the black community in a bid to attract investors to the Tamale metropolis. Mr. Musah thanked the team for the visit. He was positive that the Association’s visit will activate a positive turn-around in the healthcare delivery systems of Tamale.
The leader of the team and co-owner of the African Diaspora Network (ADN) Mr. Abdulsamad Muktar, stated that the ADN network facilitates African American volunteer movements to Africa.
He said it is time African Americans took center stage in voluntary work to change the perception that only people with white skins are philanthropists, adding that members of the team are descendants of our great grandparents who were enslaved. "Today their children and grandchildren have been able to blend well and have learnt a lot they can share with us."
Members of the team members expressed their gratitude to the Ghanaian community for the wonderful reception and hospitality they have enjoyed on their arrival in Ghana.
They noted that the Black Nurses Association after several years of help to other black people in the United States, deem it necessary to extend their help beyond the borders of the U.S. The team also assured that they intend making their visit to Tamale an annual one.