The International Medical Cooperation Committee (IMCC) of the Danish International Medical Students Association, has moved from Tumu in the Sissala East District of the Upper West Region to Wa, the regional capital, to render its services in the health sector.

The Committee, which began its operations in the health sector of the then Sissala District in 1996, worked on four thematic areas comprising research, HIV/AIDS, capacity building and establishment of stronger collaboration with other stakeholders.

Speaking at a send-off party for members of the Committee on Tuesday, Mr. Joseph Bolibie, Sissala East District Director of Health Services, described the relocation of the IMCC from Tumu to Wa as painful to the Sissala people after 16 years of free services to the people.

He said their sense of sharing information on administrative and management procedures could be traced to almost all departments and agencies, non-governmental organisations and Community Based Organisations (CBOs) in the area.

Mr. Bolibie commended them for their selfless services to the people and wished them well in their new place of service.

Mr. Robert Bakah Wavei, Former Sissala West District Chief Executive (DCE), who is currently working with the District Health Administration in a fare well message, described IMCC as an outsider that came in to help but became an insider because they integrated local ideas in addressing issues.

He thanked IMCC and urged the people to put to use the ideas that they left behind for them to have a sustained improvement in the health sector in the district.

Mr. Baba Lurimua Kanton, who represented the Paramount Chief of Tumu, Kuoro Richard Babini Kanton, paid glowing tribute to the invaluable services IMCC gave to the people and appealed to them to continue to support them even when they were away.

Mr. and Mrs. Skipper, the last batch of the volunteers in Tumu said serving in Tumu had been wonderful and stated that earlier volunteers, who had gone back to Denmark, wished they could come back to Ghana to serve the people of Tumu.

Source: GNA

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