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Do we really need new regions in Ghana? [Article]

In recent years, there has been an outpouring of calls from chiefs and opinion leaders across Ghana for additional regions to be created. The incessant demand has forced the government to set up a commission of inquiry to examine the pros and cons of creating additional regions. Currently, Ghana is divided into ten regions, 275 electoral constituencies and 216 districts. ...

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V/R: Gov’t not sponsoring petitions for new region – Dan Botwe

Dan Botwe

The Minister of Regional Reorganization and Development, Dan Botwe, has debunked claims that the government is sponsoring interest groups pushing for the creation of a new region out of the Volta Region. The current government’s moves to respond to persistent appeals from people in the northern part of the Volta Region to have a new region carved from the existing one ...

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Akuapem Chiefs urged to resolve Akropong chieftaincy dispute

The Minister for Regional Re-organization and Development, Mr Daniel Kweku Botwe has called on the Akuapem Traditional Council to quickly resolve the chieftaincy problem surrounding the enstoolment of a new Akuapemhene to succeed the late Nana Addo Dankwa. He was speaking at the durbar of chiefs and people of Aprede to climax the celebration of the 2017 Odwira festival and ...

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Commission on new regions will meet 6-month deadline – Dan Botwe

The Minister for Regional Reorganization and Development, Dan Botwe, has said he is confident the Commission of Inquiry for the creation of new regions, can meet its 6-month deadline. The Nine Member Commission chaired by Justice Alan Stephen Brobbey, ended its in-camera hearings on the creation of the new regions on Tuesday. Speaking to the media, Dan Botwe said he is ...

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Petitioners want BA divided into 3 regions

The Brong Ahafo Region may be partitioned into three different regions should the Commission of Inquiry for the creation of new regions recommend a referendum that receives the required endorsement. The Commission has, so far, received two different petitions from the region requesting the demarcation. The Chairman of the Commission hearing the cases of petitioners seeking the creation of new regions, ...

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Commission of inquiry for new regions to be inaugurated today

President Akufo Addo will today [Thursday], inaugurate a Commission of Inquiry to begin the process of collating views for the creation of the proposed three new regions. The Commission, upon the assumption of office, will tour the Volta, Western, Northern and the Brong Ahafo Regions, to solicit the views of residents on the creation of the new regions. The Commission’s ...

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Dan Botwe justifies creation of new regions

The creation of new regions in Ghana will enhance the economic opportunities as well as promote effective governance, the minister-nominee for Regional reorganization Dan Botwe has said. According to him, the creation of new regions by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government was not for political advantage but help ensure even distribution of development across the country. Appearing before Parliament’s ...

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DR Congo: Rape ‘routine’ in prisons

Security officials “routinely” rape women in prisons in DR Congo as punishment for their political activities, a UK-based charity says. Freedom From Torture said medical reports of 34 women showed many of them had been brutally gang-raped. The women – who included traders and professionals aged between 18 and 62 – are seeking asylum in the UK. DR Congo spokesman ...

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