Nalerigu in the East Mamprusi Municipal Assembly today, Tuesday, February 12, 2019, was named as the capital of the North East Region by President Nana Akufo-Addo.
The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed has been named the caretaker Minister of the region which has an estimated population of 440,000.
The districts making up the new region are the East Mamprusi Municipality, the West Mamprusi Municipality, the Bunkprugu-Nakpanduri District, the Yunyoo-Nasuan District, the Mamprugu-Moagduri District and the Chereponi District.
Residents of the North East part of the Northern Region in the referendum overwhelmingly endorsed the creation of the North East Region with 99.67% of the ballots cast.
Like the other new regions, the North East Region will be getting GHc20 million as seed capital.
President Akufo-Addo has also set up a committee to assess the needs of the new regions, five of which are awaiting their legal backing.
Below is an infographic of the newly created North East Region
By: citinewsroom | Ghana