Divide Brong Ahafo and create a new region for us – Brong Ahafo Chiefs appeal to President Akufo Addo

Divide Brong Ahafo and create a new region for us – Brong Ahafo Chiefs appeal to President Akufo Addo

- Some chiefs of Brong Ahafo led by the Regional House of Chiefs, Pimampim Yaw Kagbresse, have pushed for the creation of a new Region out of Brong Ahafo

- They want the new Region to be named 'Bono East'

- According to them, the move is a surer way to accelerate development in the Brong Ahafo Region

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Pimampim Yaw Kegresse, President of Brong Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs

Pimampim Yaw Kegresse, President of Brong Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs

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Traditional rulers of the Brong Ahafo Region have appealed to President Nana Addo to create a new Region for them.

They made this appeal yesterday at the Flagstaff House when they met with the President to officially congratulate him on emerging victorious in the 2016 elections.

Led by the Brong Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs, Pimampim Yaw Kagresse, the chiefs are of the view that the new region will enhance development in the Region.

They proposed a name for the suggested region as ‘Bono East’.

The chiefs also urged the President to fulfil all his campaign promises he made to Ghanaians.

They stressed on the ‘Free Senior High School’ policy, and the ‘One District, One Factory’, which according to them need the President’s urgent attention.

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Addressing the Brong Ahafo Traditional rulers, Nana Akufo Addo assured them that he is eager to keep all his promises.

He mentioned that some interventions such as the restoration of nurses and teachers’ allowance, and the Free SHS policy, have already been enrolled.

President Akufo Addo also used the occasion to share how excited he is to be elected President of Ghana.

He further urged the chiefs to, upon return to their Region, prepare the grounds and make necessary arrangement for the creation of new Region.

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He said they must work hard in getting registered voters to turn up massively in their numbers to vote in the referendum leading to the creation of the new district.

Meanwhile, many Ghanaians have kicked against the move by the government to create new regions especially in the Greater Accra and Volta Regions.

Therefore, it is unclear how this division request by Brong Ahafo chiefs will be received by people of the region.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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