Do not jostle, fight over capitals for new regions-Methodist Bishop appeals

The Bishop for Goaso Methodist Church, Rt. Reverend OSK Boakye, has cautioned residents and traditional leaders in the various newly created regions to desist from engaging in unnecessary debates and tensions over where the capitals of the regions should be located.

The man of God further called on all stakeholders and residents to accept in good faith the location for the various capitals for the new regions.

Speaking at an induction service of Very Reverend John Owusu Preprah in the Asunafo South district of the Ahafo region, the man of God said, it would be unfortunate for people to fight over where the capital for especially Ahafo Region to be cited.

Rt. Reverend Boakye said, the creation of a new region is a rare activity hence the need for people to accept any decision that government may arrive at in relations to the capitals for the new regions.


Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo is expected to give legal backings to the regions starting from today [Tuesday] February 12, 2019.

The CI is expected to among other things name the selected capital towns of the regions.

The new regions are Western North, Ahafo, Bono East, Oti, North East, and Savannah.

According to a government statement, the North East and Savannah regions will have their constitutional instruments presented first on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, before the Bono East and Ahafo Region on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

The creation of six new regions is a campaign promise by the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led New Patriotic Party (NPP) government. In accordance with Article 5(2) of the Constitution, the President appointed a “commission of enquiry to enquire into the demand and to make recommendations on all the factors involved in the creation, alteration” of the new regions.

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