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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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Bia East and West districts back split of Western Region

The chiefs and people of the Bia East and West districts in the Western Region on Friday, December 15, backed calls for the creation of the proposed Western North Region when the nine-member commission of enquiry held a public forum at Adabokrom to seek their views. The nine-member Commission of Enquiry led by retired Justice of the Supreme Court Justice Stephen ...

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Commission begins public consultation on western north region

The nine-member Commission of Enquiry tasked to consult on the proposed creation of new regions in the country, has taken their consultative exercise to the Western Region. The Commission, led by retired Supreme Court Judge, Justice Stephen Allan Brobbey, is to seek the views of opinion leaders and other stakeholders in the Western Region on the proposed split. The team ...

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Western North region will boost development – House of chiefs

Vice President of the Western Regional House of Chiefs, Awulae Amihere Kpanyili III, has said that even though the splitting of the present day Western Region may not guarantee the expected development, creating a new region presents a high possibility of improved development in that part of the region. According to him, even though the splitting could be emotional, the ...

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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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Commission of enquiry on creation of new regions commences work

The Commission of Enquiry set up by President Akufo-Addo to examine petitions on the possible creation of new regions, has started its work. They are to engage petitioners from the Western, Volta, Brong Ahafo and Northern Regions. A delegation of Chiefs, MPs and staff of the Western North secretariat of the Western Region, commenced discussions with the Commission. President Akufo-Addo ...

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Gov’t proposes 8 new districts for Western Region

The number of Metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies in the Western Region is set to reach 30 from 22, as the government is proposing 8 new MMDAs to be carved out of the 22. When the move goes through, the Western Region will have 1 metropolis, 10 municipalities, and 21 districts. Government’s proposal is that, the Effia-Kwesimintsim Sub metro, which ...

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‘There’s substantial demand for new regions’ – Council of State

The Council of State has, unanimously, informed the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, that there is a substantial demand for the creation of new regions. The Council has, therefore, advised President Akufo-Addo to appoint a Commission of Enquiry “to inquire into the need and to make recommendations on all the factors involved in the creation of the new regions.” Nana ...

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New regions possible but costly – Ransford Gyampo

The debate on government’s plan to carve new regions out of existing ones has been reignited. President Nana Addo on Monday indicated at a durbar of chiefs and the people of the Bibiani-Anwhiaso-Bekwai District, on the first day of his three-day tour of the Western Region, that the proposal to carve a new region out of the Western Region is ...

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