Ahafo Region

The Ahafo Region is a newly created region in Ghana with Goaso as its capital.[3][4] The region has administrative and governmental legislature like all the ten already existing regions in Ghana. The region was carved out of the south-eastern part of the Brong Ahafo Region and was in fulfillment of a campaign promise made by New Patriotic Party. Prior to the 2016 Ghanaian general election, the then candidate Nana Akufo-Addo declared that when elected, he would explore the possibility of creating new regions out of some of the existing regions in Ghana in order to bring government closer to citizens.

Ahafo
Ahafo Region
The Tano River
Location of Ahafo in Ghana
CountryGhana
CapitalGoaso
Government
  Largest Town Mim, Ahafo
  Regional MinisterGeorge Yaw Boakye[1]
Area
  Total5,193 km2 (2,005 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)
  Total564,536[2]
  RankRanked 16th
GDP (PPP)
GDP (Nominal)
Time zoneGMT
Area code035

The execution of plans for the creation of the regions was assigned to the newly created Ministry of Regional Reorganization and Development[5] which is under the leadership of Hon. Dan Botwe. Government of Ghana ministry charged with the responsibility of supervising the creation of new regions in Ghana.[5] In March 2017, the ministry sent the blue print for the creation of the region along with others to the Council of State. The council met over 36 times from the time of submission to August 2017.[6] The final stage for the creation of the region was decided through a referendum by the people within the catchment of the new region on 27 December 2018.[7]


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