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Just In:Damongo declared regional capital for Savannah region

The president of the republic, Nana Akufo Addo has declared Damongo as the regional capital for the newly created Savannah region.

Announcing the decision at the Jubilee house this evening, the president charged the Northern regional minister, Alhaji Salifu Saeed to act as the senior messenger for the area until a substantive minister is appointed.

The Northern regional correspondent of Atinka Tv/fm, Ibrahim Nurudeen told NorthernWebGh.com that the short ceremony was heavily graced by political figures, traditional rulers, sons and daughters of the Gonja land.

In the run up to the 2016 general elections, then candidate Nana Akufo-Addo pledged to facilitate the creation of four regions from the Western, Northern, Brong Ahafo and Northern regions on the back of proposals from the chiefs and people in the area.

On assumption of office he established the Ministry of Regional Reorganisation and Development primarily to spearhead the creation of the new regions which according to the government was at the heart of the people in the areas.

Since June 2017, the government has through the Ministry championed all the constitutional processes required in the creation of the regions including the December 27, 2018 referendum which allowed the people to overwhelmingly endorse the creation of six new regions.

With at least 80 per cent vote, the people of voted for Ahafo, Bono East, Savannah, North East, Western North and Oti to be created out of Brong Ahafo, Northern Region, Western Region and Volta Region.

In line with Article 5(8) of the 1992 Constitution, President Akufo-Addo on Tuesday held the first of a series of ceremonies at the Jubilee House in Accra to issue a constitutional instrument to give effect to North East region.

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Speaking to at the event, Nana Akufo-Addo said he was struck by the overwhelming endorsement of key people from the political divide of the need to create the region.


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