The Tano River
Location of Ahafo in Ghana
|• Total||5,193 km2 (2,005 sq mi)|
The Ahafo Region is a newly created Region in Ghana with Goaso as its capital.The region had administrative and governmental legislature like all the ten already existing regions in Ghana. The region was carved out of the south-eastern part of the Brong Ahafo Region and was in fulfillment of a campaign promise made by New Patriotic Party. Prior to the 2016 Ghanaian general election, the then candidate Nana Akufo-Addo declared that when elected, he would explore the possibility of creating new regions out of some of the existing regions in Ghana in order to bring government closer to citizens.
The execution of plans for the creation of the regions was assigned to the newly created Ministry of Regional Reorganization and Developmentwhich is under the leadership of Hon. Dan Botwe. Government of Ghana ministry charged with the responsibility of supervising the creation of new regions in Ghana. In March 2017, the ministry sent the blue print for the creation of the region along with others to the Council of State. The council met over 36 times from the time of submission to August 2017. The final stage for the creation of the region was decided through a referendum by the people within the catchment of the new region on 27 December 2018.
There are six administrative districts within the Ahafo Region.
|MMDA Name||Capital||MMDA Type||Local Chief Executive||Member of Parliament|
|Asunafo North||Goaso||Municipal||Osei Yaw Boahen||Evans Bobie Opoku|
|Asunafo South||Kukuom||Ordinary||George Boakye||Eric Opoku|
|Asutifi North||Kenyasi||Ordinary||Anthony Mensah||Benhazin Joseph Dahah|
|Asutifi South||Hwidiem||Ordinary||Robert Mensah Dwomoh||Collins Dauda|
|Tano North||Duayaw Nkwanta||Municipal||Apraku Lartey||Freda Prempeh|
|Tano South||Bechem||Municipal||Collins Takyi Offinam||Benjamin Yeboah Sekyere|
A referendum on 27 December 2018approved the creation of Ahafo Region. Out of a total of 307,108 registered votes, 277.663 took part in the referendum with 276,763 (99.68 per cent) voting in favour of the creation of the new region. 675 (0.24 per cent) rejected the motion and 225 rejected ballots representing 0.08% of total votes cast . The region was created on the 13th of February 2019 by Constitutional Instrument 114 . Goaso was announced as the capital of the new region.
The Ahafo Region is bordered on the north by the Bono region, the east by Ashanti Region, the west by the Bono region, the south by the Western North Region and is made up of 6 districts.
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