President Akufo-Addo has given the hint that the Ahafo region will be created in 18 months.
The president said, “the time for the creation of the Ahafo region is due. I promise you that within the next 18 months, the opportunity is going to be given for you to have the Ahafo region.”
The president gave the hint when he visited the Acherensua Senior High School in the Brong Ahafo Region, as part of his two-day tour of the region.
He also called on the chiefs and residents to continue supporting the New Patriotic Party (NPP) so it delivers on its campaign promises.
“The task ahead of us is an arduous one. We inherited a very bad economy. Nonetheless, and with God’s guidance, we are beginning to turn things around and we are confident that we will succeed.
“This is why from September 2017, the Free SHS policy, which was a major campaign pledge, will commence, beginning from those who qualify for entry in the 2017/2018 academic year.’’
President Akufo-Addo assured authorities and students of the school that the Ministry of Education will address their concerns – the construction of a dormitory block and an ICT lab for the school.
“The rehabilitation of your science laboratory is one that is dear to my heart, and I will pay a lot of attention to. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics education is one we have to pay much attention to if we are to succeed in this country,” he said.