Bono Region

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Bono Region
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Bui Bayou near the border with Savannah Region
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Location of Bono in Ghana
Coordinates: Coordinates: 7°39′N2°30′W / 7.650°N 2.500°W / 7.650; -2.500
Country Ghana
Capital Sunyani
   Regional Minister Mrs Evelyn Ama Kumi-Richardson [1]
  Total11,481 km2 (4,433 sq mi)
 (2019)Projection [2]
GDP (Nominal)
Time zone GMT

The Bono region is one of the 16 administrative regions of Ghana. It is as a result of the remainder of Brong-Ahafo region when Bono East region and Ahafo region were created. [3] Sunyani, also known as the green city of Ghana is the regional capital. [4] [5] Sunyani can pride itself as the cleanest capital city and a major conference destination. [6]


Creation of the region

The region was created after Ahafo region and Bono East region respectively have been carved out of the then Brong-Ahafo region. This was in fulfillment of promise made by candidate Nana Akuffo Addo in his 2016 campaign activities. The implementation of plans for the creation of this region is seeded to the newly created Ministry of Regional Reorganization and Development under the leadership of Hon. Dan Botwe. Brong Ahafo Region in effect ceased to exist and so does the Brong Ahafo Region Co-ordinating Council (BARCC).

Consequently, in the spirit of Article 255 of the 1992 constitution and Article 186 of the Local Governance Act, 2016 (Act 936 as Amended), the Bono Regional Co-ordinating Council (BRCC) is a new entity and thus replaces the BARCC. Because of this, it became necessary to inaugurate the BRCC to enable it to perform its functions accordingly. [7]

Administrative divisions

There are twelve administrative districts within the Bono Region. [8]

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Bono regional districts
Districts in the Bono Region [9]
MMDA NameCapitalMMDA Type
Banda Banda Ahenkro Ordinary
Berekum East Berekum Municipal
Berekum West Jinijini Ordinary
Dormaa Central Dormaa-Ahenkro Municipal
Dormaa East Wamfie Ordinary
Dormaa West Nkrankwanta Ordinary
Jaman North Sampa Ordinary
Jaman South Drobo Municipal
Sunyani Sunyani Municipal
Sunyani West Odumase Ordinary
Tain Nsawkaw Ordinary
Wenchi Wenchi Municipal

Vegetation and climate

The topography of this area is mainly characterized by a low elevation not exceeding 152 metres above sea level. It has moist semi-deciduous forest and the soil is very fertile. The region produces Cash crops like cashew, timber etc. and food crops such as maize, cassava, plantain, cocoyam, tomatoes and many others. [6]

Location and size

Bono Region shares a border at the north with the Savannah Region, is bordered on the west by Ghana-Côte d'Ivoire international border, on the east by Bono East, and on the south by Ahafo Region.

It has a population of about 1,082,520 according to Ghana statistical service in 2019 census. [10]

Tourism and parks

Education and religion

Cultural and social life

There are several cultural practices and festivals within this region. Kwafie is celebrated by the Dormaa, Berekum and Nsoatre people in November, December or January, and Munufie by Drobo. They are celebrated to cleanse and feed the stools and gods respectively. It is climaxed with a large bonfire in the palace courtyard. It is believed that the people of Dormaa Ahenkro (Aduana) brought fire to Ghana, hence this legend is symbolically re-enacted. Akwantukese is celebrated by the people of Suma in March. [6]

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