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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”.

some stories in this region

  • ASUNAFO S: Boukrukruwa Health Centre receives assistance

    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.

  • ASUNAFO S: Service personnel advised to create their own jobs

    The General Manager of Ahafo Community Bank Ltd, Mr. Evans Opoku-Bobie, has called on National Service Personnel to create their own jobs after their one year mandatory service to the nation.

  • TECHIMAN: Crime rate reduced by 50%

    Chief Superintendent Emmanuel Twumasi-Ankrah, the Acting Divisional Police Commander in Techiman Municipality in the Brong Ahafo Region has said a little over 50% of crime waves in the Municipality have been reduced for 2014. 

  • ATEBUBU: WVG supports health and education

    World Vision Ghana WVG Atebubu Development Programme ADP has presented assorted medical equipment and education materials valued at GHC 18,000.00 to the Atebubu-Amantin district assembly to support health and education in the district.

  • TECHIMAN:First lady donates to frankmay orphanage home

    Mrs. Lordina Mahama, the First Lady, has donated food items and undisclosed amount of money to the Frankmay New Life Foundation Orphanage Children’s Home in Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region.

  • TECHIMAN:Police constructs multi-purpose cell, appeal for support

    The Ghana Police Service (GPS) administration in Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region has initiated the construction of a multi-purpose Police cells comprising juvenile, female and a male apartments.

  • TECHIMAN: Chiefs, queen mothers schooled on traditional governance, customary laws

    The Techiman Traditional Council (TTC) in Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region has organized a two-day sensitization workshop to educate chiefs and Queen mothers on Traditional Governance and customary laws.

  • ASUNAFO S:Edu Director impressed about WASSCE exams

    The Asunafo South District Education Director Mr Hayford Osei Kwadwo has expressed happiness with the smooth take-off of this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

  • ASUNAFO N:35 women trained in baking and confectionery

    The Business Advisory Centre (BAC) in collaboration with Government of Ghana (GoG) through the Asunafo North Municipal Assembly (ANMA), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and African Development Bank (AfDB) has trained 35 women in baking and confectionery at Ayomso in the Asunafo North Municipal of the Brong Ahafo Region.

  • ATEBUBU:1,145 girls receive scholarship items

    A total of 1,145 junior high school girls from 35 schools across the Atebubu-Amantin district have received items worth GH₵ 232,771.75 under the Girls PASS Scholarship Scheme.

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