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General News of Friday, 12 August 2016

Source: Starrfmonline.com

Akufo-Addo promises to create 'Western-North' region if elected

The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo, has indicated that his government will create a new region if elected.

The region will be known as 'Western-North', the former Attorney general told a gathering in the Western region.

According to Nana Akufo-Addo, the creation of the “Western-North” region is long overdue, considering the fact that “a significant proportion of Ghana’s natural resources, such as gold and cocoa, as well as food stuff” can be found in that part of the country.

Additionally, the NPP flagbearer noted that the creation of the region is to ensure a more equitable development of the region, as well as address the unwieldy size of the Western region.

“It is, thus, about time the ‘Western-North’ became its own separate, independent region. We are going to do that in Nana Akufo-Addo’s government. The constitution (Article 5) has created ways by which this can happen, and we will go through the prescribed methods towards achieving this,” he said.

He said the ‘Western-North’ region will have the Sefwi, Juaboso, Bodi, Bia and Bibiani areas as borders.

Reacting to a request for the creation of a district at Amoaya by Nana Kwame Nkrumah II, Chief of Bodi, the NPP flagbearer assured the hundreds of residents gathered that his government “will not forget the people of Amoaya”, and will ensure the creation of the district for the people.