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. Phillip Oppong Amponsah, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Techiman, has commissioned a six classroom block for the Methodist Primary school to reduce congestion and save the pupil life as the old school block/building was a dilapidated one
The Ministry of Roads and Highways has commenced termination process after a series of warning letters to the contractor working on the Bomaa –Subonpong Tepa feeder road in the Tano North District of the Brong Ahafo Region.
The newly elected President of the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG), Alhaji Mohammed Doku has paid a courtesy call on the Paramount Chief of Goaso Traditional Area – Nana Akwasi Bosomprah I to officially inform him about his election as the new President of NALAG.
A delegation of three prominent chiefs in the Brong Ahafo region has paid a courtesy call on the Paramount Chiefs of Kukuom and Sankore Traditional areas at two separate durbars in the Asunafo South District of the region.
The United Nations Fund for population (UNFPA) as part of its role in promoting ‘the girl child’ education has supported 400 girls in the Techiman Municipality to lead the crusade against teenage pregnancy menace which is said to be rising within the area.
The District Chief Executive for Atebubu-Amanten, Mr. Sampson Owusu Boateng has advocated for a performance agreement contract between teachers and the Ghana Education Service which will hold teachers to some standards in the performance of their duties.