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General News of Friday, 15 February 2019

Source: classfmonline.com

Dambai is capital of Oti Region

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has named Dambai as the capital of the newly-created Oti Region.

Speaking at a ceremony to present Constitutional Instrument (C.I.) 112 for the creation of that region at the Jubilee House in Accra on Friday, 15 February 2019, Mr Akufo-Addo said: “I've chosen Dambai as the capital of the Oti Region”

Nana Akufo-Addo, however, assured the people that the development of the region will be spread across all the towns and villages.

Nana Akufo-Addo also named Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Letsa, as the interim minister of the newly-created region until a substantive minister is appointed.

The creation of the Oti Region, together with five others, was a campaign promise of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the 2016 elections.

After the NPP won the polls, a Commission of Inquiry, headed by a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Stephen Brobbey, was instituted to ensure the creation of the regions.

Accordingly, Oti, Bono East, Western North, Ahafo, Savannah, North East regions were created.