Bolgatanga: Principal of Midwifery Training College receives Life Achiever Award

Teshiayio Muhammed receiving her award from Ambass. Paulina Patience Abayage, the Upper East Regional Minister


BONABOTO, a non-political, non-religious development-oriented association in the Upper East Region has presented the Principal of Bolgatanga Midwifery Training College (MTC), Teshiayio Muhammed, with the 2018 Life Achievers Award, in recognition of her commitment towards transforming the Bolgatanga Midwifery Training College to a reputable center for health education.

BONABOTO is a union of citizens who hail from the environs of the Bolgatanga, Bongo and Talensi-Nabdam Districts of the Upper-East Region of Ghana. BONABOTO is an acronym that stands for Bolgatanga, Nangodi, Bongo and Tongo, the four major towns within the above mentioned districts. It is an association of like-minded people who have the singular interest of seeing to the holistic development of the BONABOTO area in particular, and Ghana in general.


The award ceremony was part of a bi-annual event organized by BONABOTO to recognize excellence and the tremendous contributions individuals were playing in the development of the BONABOTO area.

Stanley Abopam, the Public Relations Officer of BONABOTO, during the award presentation remarked that due to Mrs. Muhammed’s strong leadership drive, the Bolgatanga MTC has become one of the most-preferable tertiary health institutions in Ghana.

Mrs. Muhammed was appointed Principal of the College at a time when the institution was near collapsing. She distinguished herself by working hard to ensure an improved academic and infrastructural development in the college, hence the award not a surprise to many.

“BONABOTO recognizes your significantly industrious and unparalleled ingenuity in transforming the Bolgatanga Midwifery Training College into a National Centre of Excellence for Midwifery Training.” Her citation reads.

Speaking to Chronicle after the ceremony, Mrs. Muhammed commended BONABOTO for appreciating her service. She also acknowledged her colleagues who offered their relentless support in her tenure as principal of the college; thereby dedicating the award to them.

“Teamwork is the fuel that has brought me this far. I alone cannot do everything. People believed in my agenda and have supported me this far” she said.

Other individuals who were awarded at the event included; Dr. Williams Gudu and Dr. Freeman Samson Samani, Medical Superintendents of Bongo and Talensi District Hospital respectively. The rest are Dr. Abdul-Razak Dokurugu, Deputy Regional Director of Health services in charge of Clinical Care in the Region. Mutawakil Abdulai, the Regional Manager of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority and Asher Nkegbe , the Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

SOURCE; P. K Fordjour