Chairman of Bono East Electoral Committee, Kwasi Adu Gyan has urged the residents of the town to unite and forge for the development of the new region.
Government is in the early part of 2018 sought to create six additional regions to the existing ones by splitting the Northern, Western, Volta and the Brong-Ahafo Regions however, some analyst described this as a move for political advantage even though the constitution permits the creation of new regions through a referendum.
In an interview with Adom News, Mr Adu Gyan, said it is important for the residents of the region to support government by first mobilising local resources to cater for their local needs.
“I believe the creation of the new region would be meaningless if the lives of the people are not impacted positively and since this new region is endowed with all natural and human resources we need to survive, we have to utilize it to the fullest.”
Mr Adu Gyan’s call was however endorsed by the Adontenhene of Techiman and Chairman of Coalition of Chiefs for Bono East, Nana Baffuor Asare Twi Brempong II.
The call comes in less than 24-hours after residents in the eleven municipalities and districts overwhelmingly endorsed the proposed Bono East region with 99 point 5 per cent votes to cede it from the existing Bono Ahafo region.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo honouring his campaign pledge of creating additional regions created a new ministry known as the Ministry of Regional reorganization headed by Member of Parliament for Okere constituency, Dan Botwe.
The referendum held on December 27, 2018 sought to create the Western North, Ahafo, Bono East, Oti, North East and Savannah Regions.