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”.
In order to ensure good supervision and monitoring of all basic schools and also for the government to achieve its “Transformational Agenda”, the Asunafo North Municipal Chief Executive has directed that all basic school heads should be put on period of 3 months probation.
The chiefs and people of Techiman Traditional Area in the Techiman Municipality in the Bring Ahafo Region have celebrated their Annual Apoo Festival this year in a grand style, with the King of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area, Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II as the special guest of honour.
The Ghana Red Cross Society has trained 47 volunteers in Fakwasi and Ajalaja Beposo in the Atebubu-Amantin and Pru districts of the Brong Ahafo region under the Community Based Health and First Aid project CBHFA.
As part of effort to improve health care delivery in the region, the Young Adults’ Fellowship (YAF) of the Brong Ahafo Presbytery has donated a brand new Elemax SH2900 DX and three-in-one steer chair worth GHC 2,000.00 to the Boukrukruwa Presbyterian Health Centre in the Tano North District of the Brong Ahafo.