Damango has been chosen as the capital for the newly created Savannah Region, President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced.
Speaking at a ceremony to present the Constitutional Instrument (CI) for the creation of the region and the signing of the attestation, the president said the creation is as a result of twenty-three (23) years of agitations, pleas and petitions made by successive Yagbonwuras, Members of Parliament, the Gonjaland Youth Association, amongst others, to successive governments for the creation of region, no avail.
He said the ‘’onus now is on government to put in motion the processes for the rapid development of the Savannah Region.’’
The president described the Savannah Region as the least developed part of the Northern region.
‘’You will not be far from wrong if you describe the Savannah Region as the least developed part of the Northern-Region. The irony in all of this is that the Savannah Region is blessed with an abundance of natural resources.’’
He reiterated the plan by government to allocate GHc20 million for each of the six new regions.
‘’Not to be caught unawares in the event of a successful ‘’yes’ vote for the creation of the new regions, the Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta, in presenting the President’s Budget Statement and Economic Policy for the 2019 Financial Year, announced that a seed capital of GHc20 million had been allocated for each of the new regions for their smooth take-off.’’