President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will from Tuesday, February 12, 2019, give legal backing to the creation of the six new regions in the country.
The exercise will be undertaken through the public presentation of Constitutional Instruments backing the creation of the regions at the Flagstaff House.
This comes after residents within the catchment areas of the proposed new regions voted to give an overwhelming endorsement for their creation in a referendum in December 2018.
A statement issued and signed by the Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah states: “delegations comprising Chiefs and people of the new regions have been invited to the Jubilee House in Accra for the official ceremonies.”
According to the statement, the North East and Savannah regions will have their constitutional instruments presented first on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, before the Bono East and Ahafo Regions on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.
Western North and Oti regions will receive theirs on Friday, 15th February, 2019.
President Akufo-Addo has said that the creation of the new regions will boost development in those areas.
Below Is A Copy Of The Statement
STATEMENT - CREATION OF NEW REGIONS
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo, will from Tuesday, February 12, 2019 publicly present Constitutional Instruments (C.I.s) to give effect to the creation of the six (6) new regions.
The schedule for presentations is as follows:
- Tuesday, 12th February 2019 - North East and Savannah Regions
- Wednesday, 13th February 2019 - Bono East and Ahafo Regions
- Friday, 15th February 2019 - Western North and Oti Regions
Delegations comprising Chiefs and people of the new regions have been invited to the Jubilee House in Accra for the official ceremonies.
While congratulating the Chiefs and People, Government expects that the creation of the new regions will be a further boost to their development.
KOJO OPPONG NKRUMAH (MP) MINISTER
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