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”.
Abono Organic Farming Project (ABOFAP), a Techiman-based non-governmental organisation, has distributed 1,000 dustbins to 500 households at Forikrom in the Techiman Municipality to collect organic waste for recycling into compost for use as organic manure.
The Techiman Municipal Directorate of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has begun an outreach programme to educate the electorate on the forthcoming Metropolitan, Municipal and District assembly elections in five communities in the Techiman Municipality.
The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr Eric Opoku, has called on Ghanaians to retrace their steps and develop the taste for their own food, dress decently and show more reverence for the elderly and one another.
Mr. Kwabena Agyemang-Badu, Board Chairman of Kwabre Senior High School (SHS) at Akuma in the Nkoranza Municipality has appealed to the Municipal Assembly to relieve the school of its numerous infrastructural challenges.
Road Safety Education Campaign programme designed to sensitize the general public on the need to observe the Ghana’s Highway Code and traffic regulations on our roads aimed at reducing accidents and safe lives and properties has been launched in Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region.
Hope for Future Generations, a nongovernmental organization with support from the Atebubu-Amantin district directorate of the Ghana Health Service has organized a day’s stakeholders meeting on cholera and ebola in Atebubu.
A welfare and business organisation under the name ‘God is Love Fun Club’ has donated farming implements worth GHS2,500 to the Nkoranza South District Assembly to support the Municipality’s just-ended Farmers Day programme.