THE Traditional Medicine Practice Council (TMPC) as the statutory institution of the Ministry of Health (MoH), mandated by the Traditional Medicine Practice Act 2000, Act 575 is not relenting in its determination to brand and create a respectable image for Traditional and Alternative Medicine (TAM) practice in Ghana.
TMPC which commenced full scale regulatory activities in September 2007, is further not relenting in its efforts to change numerous misconceptions about TAM.
Torgbuiga Yaka IV, as the Registrar for TMPC, offers visionary leadership and mentorship to a team of dedicated staffers to shape and brand TAM, as envisaged under Act 575 and as a result to promote TAM to an acceptable standards and thus enhanced public confidence in the services.
Torgbuiga Yaka IV, the TMPC Registrar, wears many hats including a respected authority in law and a lawyer, Fellow of the Ghana College of Pharmacists, (FGCPharm) and a Pharmacist.
Torgbuiga is also a Traditional and Alternative Medicine (TAM) Consultant and Practitioner, but prefers to be referred to as a Native Doctor. Above all he is a Traditional Ruler, the Awafiamega (an ancestral title of an adventurer or a warrior) of Afife Yakadome in the Afife Traditional Area in the Ketu North District of the Volta Region.
Other hats Torgbuiga Yaka IV wears are an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Mediation and Arbitration Practitioner and Consultant, Health Regulation Consultant and Legal Aid Support Facilitator, among others.
He is a team player and ensures everybody buys into the vision and mission of the agency.
He is the first (1st) Registrar of the TMPC. He is an exemplary leader and brings rich and enviable experiences and from backgrounds mentioned above to bear on the leadership and directions of the TMPC to create an appreciable and respected image for Traditional and Alternative Medicine vocation in Ghana.