Presideent Akufo Addo on Tuesday named Damango as the capital of the newly created Savannah Region.
This was announced by President Nana Akufo-Addo at a ceremony at the Jubilee House to present the Constitutional Instrument backing the creation of the region.
In explaining the choice, the President said: “You will not be far from wrong if you described the Savannah Region as the latest developed part of the Northern Region. The irony in all of this is that the Savannah Region is blessed with an abundance of natural resources.”
He indicated that the “onus is now on the government to put into motion the processes for the rapid development of the Savannah Region.”
The Savannah Region was carved out of the Northern Region following a massive YES vote in a referendum held on Thursday, December 27, 2018.
The districts making up the Savannah Region are Bole District, North Gonja District, Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District, West Gonja District, East Gonja Municipality and the Central Gonja District.