Goaso has been chosen as the capital of the newly created Ahafo Region.
President BNana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who made the announcement said 20,203 people attended the five public hearings conducted and those whop spoke at these hearings did so with a unanimity of voice, and were resolute in their conviction that the creation of Ahafo Region would accelerate the development of the area, and, thereby, result in an improvement in the quality of the lives of residents.
The president in his address said ‘’with Ahafo Region home to large deposits of gold, diamond, iron-ore and bauxite, and with significant percentage of the nation’s food produce coming from here, the potential for development clearly exists.’’
He said the clamour for the re-organisation of administrative regions in our country has long, historical antecedents.
‘’In the case of Ahafo, it dates back to nearly forty (40) years.’’
‘’After years of continuous petitions submitted to successive administrations, military and civilian, for the creation of this region, for the creation of this region, which yielded no results, the Chiefs and people of Acerensua, Bechem, Duayaw Nkwanta, Goaso, Kukuom, Sankore and Tepa have, finally, had their wish fulfilled.’’