President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday February 13, 2019 named Techiman as the capital for the Bono East region.
At a historic and colourful ceremony at the forecourt of the Jubilee House in Accra, President Akufo-Addo presented the Constitutional Instrument (CI 113) that gives effect to the creation of the Bono East Region of Ghana , and also charged the current Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Hon. Evans Opoku Bobie to take charge of the new region until a substantive minister is appointed.
The creation of the new regions was a promise President Akufo-Addo made in the run-up to the 2016 elections; and results from the December 2018 referendum recorded over 90 per cent endorsement of the newly-created regions.
President Akufo-Addo assured the people of the Bono East Region that the areas would witness substantial development, as his government had earmarked an initial amount of GHc20 million for projects in the region.
He said his Administration would ensure that the desire for growth, progress and prosperity, which informed the creation of the regions was fulfilled.
The Constitutional Instrument (CI 113) that gives effect to the creation of the Bono East Region of Ghana was presented to Pimapim Yaw Kabrese, the President of the Brong Ahafo regional House of Chiefs and Paramount Chief of Yeji.
Source : Ghana/Dinpafm.com/91.3