The presidential nominee of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo has promised to create another region if the the NPP wins the December polls elections.
According to Nana-Addo, the new region which will be carved out of the Western region will be called the ‘Western-North’ region and will have the Sefwi, Juaboso, Bodi, Bia and Bibiani areas as borders.
Addressing a gathering of chiefs and people in the Western region, he said the division of the Western region is long over due considering the quantum of resources from the region.
He added that the creation of the new region will solve the problem of unwieldy size and ensure even development of the region.
“…Western-North region is long overdue, considering the fact that “a significant proportion of Ghana’s natural resources, such as gold and cocoa, as well as food stuff.
“It is, thus, about time the ‘Western-North’ became its own separate, independent region. We are going to do that in Nana Akufo-Addo’s government. The constitution (Article 5) has created ways by which this can happen, and we will go through the prescribed methods towards achieving this”.