President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has named Goaso as the capital of the newly-created Ahafo Region after Hwidiem and Kenyasi reportedly presented a joint petition to the President to make the two towns, which are about three kilometres apart, the common regional capital.
President Akufo Addo announced this at a ceremony held at the Jubilee House, Accra on Wednesday to present the Constitutional Instrument (C.I.) 114 to give legal backing to the newly created Ahafo region.
Nana Akufo-Addo assured the people that the development of Ahafo Region will be spread across all the towns and villages.
Nana Akufo-Addo also named the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Evans Opoku-Bobie as an interim minister for the newly-created Ahafo Region until a substantive minister is appointed.
The Goaso municipality has a population of about 130,502, according to 2010 projections and a population density of 79.5 persons per square kilometre.
It has a very rich vegetation cover. It boasts as one of the food baskets of Ghana. The predominant occupation of the citizens is farming, which is Cocoa farming and food crops.
Food production in this municipality is very high as compared to other parts of the country which led the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government to launch one of its flagship programs “the Planting for Food and Jobs” in this city.