Bono region is the new name of Brong-Ahafo region

Bono region is the new name of Brong-Ahafo region

With the Brong Ahafo region having been divided into three regions, Bono East and Ahafo, the remaining territory is scheduled to be referred to as the Bono region, according to government.

The Daily Graphic however reports that the remaining parts of the former Northern, Western and Volta regions will maintain their old names because the names of the new regions created in those areas do not affect the old names.

The Minister of Regional Reorganisation and Development, Dan Botwe, hinted that the Attorney-General would soon trigger the constitutional process to give legal backing to the names.

The administrative areas of the Bono Region comprise the Sunyani municipality, the Sunyani West District, the Berekum municipality and the Dormaa municipality.

The rest are the Dormaa East District, the Dormaa West District, the Jaman South municipality, the Jaman West District and the Jaman North District.

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Bono region is the new name of Brong Ahafo region
Minister of Regional Reorganisation and Development, Dan Botwe. Photo credit: Government of Ghana
Source: UGC

Last Wednesday, January 13, 2019, President Nana Akufo-Addo presented the Constitutional Instruments (CIs) for the creation of the Bono East and the Ahafo regions to their representatives at separate ceremonies at the Jubilee House.

That meant that the Brong Ahafo Region, which was the second biggest region in the country, covering an area of 39,557 square kilometres, no longer exists.

Earlier, Botwe said there was no point in explaining why specific areas in the newly created regions were selected as capitals at the expense of others.

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Botwe explained that he was not interested in knowing exactly why the selected capitals for the new regions were chosen since it is the sole prerogative of the president.

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