- President Akufo-Addo announced the creation of the Ahafo Region during his visit to Acherensua Senior High School
- The president states the creation process will take about 18 months
- He thanked the people of Acherensua for their consideration during the 2016 election period and asked for their continued support now
President Akufo-Addo has said that the process for the creation of the Ahafo Region will be completed in the next 18 months.
According to a 3news.com report, the president made this announcement when he visited the Acherensua Senior High School as part of his two-day tour of the Brong-Ahafo Region.
This announcement was well received by the student, people and traditional leaders in the area, who had gathered at the school to hear the president's address.
President Akufo-Addo expressed gratitude to the chiefs and people of the Acherensua township, for extending their support to him and his party during the 2016 electioneering period.
He stated that now more than ever, his administration needed the support of the people.
"The task ahead of us is an arduous one. We inherited a very bad economy. Nonetheless, and with God’s guidance, we are beginning to turn things around and we are confident that we will succeed. This is why from September 2017, the Free SHS policy, which was a major campaign pledge, will commence, beginning from those who qualify for entry in the 2017/2018 academic year," President Akufo-Addo said.
The president further assured the authorities of the Acherensua school that the Ministry of Education will address the needs of the school, regarding the construction of a new dormitory and an ICT lab.
"The rehabilitation of your science laboratory is one that is dear to my heart, and I will pay a lot of attention to. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics education is one we have to pay much attention to if we are to succeed in this country," he added.
As part of his concluding remarks, the president congratulated the school for producing the Minister of National Security, Albert Kan Dapaah.