The Chief of Abuom in the Asunafo South District of the Brong Ahafo Region has called for the creation of a separate region for the people occupying the Ahafo part of the Brong Ahafo Region.
Nana Amoako Gyampah in an interview with Adom News said that the carving of another region out of the current Brong Ahafo Region would help promote development in that part of the region which includes his town.
“Ahafo is tired, we can no longer be together with the Brong people, so we are appealing to the Eric Opoku and President John Mahama to create another region for us so we can also have some development projects…,” he said.
Some of these developmental projects, he said include universities, dams and several others.
The Brong Ahafo Region was created on 4th April 1959 (by the Brong Ahafo Region Act No. 18 of 1959) out the Ashanti Region to help with decentralization in independent Ghana.
The Act defined the area of the Brong Ahafo Region to consist of the northern and the western part of the then Ashanti Region and included the Prang and Yeji areas that before the enactment of the Act formed part of the Northern Region.
The Brong Ahafo region which has 19 administrative districts, with District Chief Executives (DCEs) as the political heads covers an area of 39,557 square kilometres and the second largest region in the country.
The chief said the Ahafo side of the region has enough land space to host a new region.
His call comes in the wake of a promise by the NPP and the NDC to create new regions after the 2016 General elections.