Some chiefs in the Brong Ahafo Region calling themselves ‘coalition of chiefs for Bono East Region’ has petitioned President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo to partition and create three (3) new Regions in the Brong Ahafo Region in order to bring Governance closer to the people, considering the total geographical land area of the Region.

The Petition was contained in a letter signed by five (5) paramount chiefs calling on the president to create Bono East Region. “We wish to point out the long distance between District Capitals in the Eastern corridor of the Region and the present capital, Sunyani”, it stated.

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The five (5) paramount chiefs who signed the petition include Nana Pimanpim Yaw Kagbrese V, president of the B/A Regional House of chiefs and Omanhene of Yegi traditional Area; Oseadeeyo Akumfi Ameyaw IV, the Omanhene of Trechiman Traditional area and Nana Owusu Akyeaw Brempong II, the Omanhene of Atebubu Traditional area. The others include Nana Owusu Sakyi II, Omanhene of Bassa Traditional area and Nana Obrempong Kru Takyi II, Omanhene of Abease Traditional area.

The chiefs made this known to the media in an inaugural ceremony of a Co-Coordinating Committee of the coalition for Bono East Region, to kick-start organization and mobilization of resources to educate the citizens to support them in their quest to create ‘Bono East Region’. The Coordinating Committee was represented by two (2) members each from nine (9) traditional areas.

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The President of the B/A Regional House of Chiefs Nana Pimampim Yaw Kagbrese V advised the committee members to deliver to their mandate. He called on them to educate the citizens on the need to support them in their quest to secede from the second largest region in the country.

Mr. Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah, the Deputy Minister of Regional Reorganizational who was at the inaugural ceremony of the Coordinating Committee said the President has received six (6) petitions and sent them on the 29th June, 2017 to the Council of State for their advice. He added that the Council has found favour of them according to their advice. He noted that a Commission of Enquiry would be set by the president to investigate on the petitions and recommend to the President for the necessary processes and actions.

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Imoro T Ayibani
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