Goaso named capital for newly created Ahafo Region

Goaso in Asunafo North municipality, has been named the capital of the newly created Ahafo Region at a ceremony at the Jubilee House on Wednesday.

President Akufo-Addo Akufo-Addo announced the decision when he presented the Constitutional Instrument to back the creation of the new region to Chiefs in the Ahafo region.

In his address, the president said he was impressed with the commitment of the people towards the creation of the region, adding that, about a total of 20, 203 people attended all five sittings by the commission of inquiry for the creation of the new regions in the country.

Akufo-Addo named Evans Opoku Bobie, the Member of Parliament for Asunafo North and Minister of the Brong Ahafo Region to act as care-take minister of the new region.

The Ahafo region, like the other new regions, will receive GHs 20 million as seed capital.

Goaso, which has been named the region’s capital, has been the capital of Asunafo North municipality and is located between three major towns; Mim, Kukuom and Hwidiem.

Apart from Goaso which has eventually been named the regional capital for the region, various groups were lobbying for areas including Duayaw-Nkwanta, Bechem and Kenyasi to be named as the regional capital.

Earlier reports also suggested that Goaso or Bechem would end up being named the new region’s capital.

Residents in the areas marked for the creation of the new Ahafo Region in December 2018 voted massively for its creation from the Brong Ahafo Region.

90 percent voters within the Ahafo enclave turned out to vote, with 99.68% of them endorsing the creation of the region, while 0.24% voted against it.

The enclave, made up of some six municipalities and districts; namely Tano South Municipality, Tano North Municipality, Asunafo North District, Asunafo South District, Asutifi North District, Asutifi South District.

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