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”.
Mr Joseph Adu-Boampong, the National President of the Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled (GSPD), has called on district and municipal assemblies to support activities of the physically challenged to make them self-reliant.
Dr. Hanna Bissiw, Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture in-charge of Livestock, has assured poultry farmers in Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region that Government was introducing measures to revive and make the industry competitive and lucrative for local farmers.
The Ahafo Young Adults Fellowship (YAF) of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana has jointly organized this year’s Annual Zonal Games at Kukuom in the Asunafo South District of the Brong Ahafo to intensify the evangelism drive of the church in order to win more souls for Christ.
Futures Group, a nongovernmental organization has partnered the Atebubu-Amantin District Assembly, District Health and Education Directorates to sensitize over five hundred students on adolescent reproductive health at Atebubu.