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The Government of the New Patriotic Party under the leadership of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in fulfilling his campaign promise of creating four more regions out of the Western, Brong-Ahafo, Northern and Volta regions, has created the Ministry of Regional Reorganization and Development to oversee the implementation of that campaign promise.
The two workshops with the Minister of Regional Reorganization and Development has been held in Takoradi and Sunyani for the Western and Brong-Ahafo House of chiefs to offer the members of the Houses who are also major stakeholders the opportunity to be briefed about the modalities for the creation of new regions out of the Brong-Ahafo and Western regions. It will also provide the platform for the chiefs and the opportunity to ask questions and get answers from the Minister on issues they need clarification.
The workshops were attended by all the members of the Houses with Acting Presidents representing those Traditional Councils without substantive chiefs. Also in attendance were the respective Regional Ministers, Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs and Minister of Regional Reorganization and Development and their Deputies, and a number of Paramount Queenmothers from the regions.
The two Houses had strong affirmation that the regions ought to be established to contribute to development process as well provide access to government by the People because the current arrangements of travelling four to five hours before the regional capital can be access by some citizens are challenging enough and some strategic efforts must be made to arrest the situation and the best form is the creation of the new regions.