The Brong Ahafo Region which now has 27 administrative and political Districts was created on 4th April 1959 (by the Brong Ahafo Region Act No. 18 of 1959). The Act defined the area of the Brong Ahafo Region to consist of the northern and the western part of the then Ashanti Region and included the Prang and Yeji areas that before the enactment of the Act formed part of the Northern Region. Before the Ashanti Empire was conquered by the British in 1900, the Brong and Ahafo states to the north and northwest of Kumasi (the capital of Ashanti empire and the present Ashanti Region) were within the empire.
Nana Akumfi Ameyaw III traces his ancestry to King Akumfi Ameyaw I (1328-63), under whose reign the Brong Kingdom with its capital at Bono Manso grew to become the most powerful kingdom of its time. Indeed oral tradition has it that nearly all the different groups of the Akans, including the Asante, trace their origins to Bono after migrating from the “north”.
The Atebubu Amantin District Directorate of Education with the support of the District Assembly and the Global Partnership for Education Grant GPEG has held this year’s ‘Teacher’s Day’ awards at a colorful ceremony in Atebubu.
The Bechem Traditional Council, in collaboration with the Tano South District Assembly, will climax the celebration of the biennial “Adekyem” Festival of the chiefs and people in the area on Saturday, November 30.
Berekum municipality will now enjoy the efficient services of the Ghana Ambulance service at their doorsteps as the Municipal Chief Executive; Opoku Boakye Yiadom has held a programme to commission a new ambulance for them.
The Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), on Wednesday organised the Second Regional Learning Alliance Meeting in Sunyani in collaboration with Sustainable Services at Scale (Tripple-S) Project.