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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”.

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  • TANO S: Workshop on adolescent reproductive health held

    The Tano South District Directorate of the department of Social Welfare and Community Development has organized a one day workshop on Adolescent Reproductive Health for head porters in the Tano South District at Bechem.

  • ATEBUBU: International youth day marked

    The Ghana Adolescent Reproductive Health Project has marked this year’s International Youth Day with a couple of activities aimed at sensitizing the youth on adolescent reproductive health.

  • ATEBUBU: BAC holds workshop on access to credit and farm inputs

    The Atebubu-Amantin District office of the Business Advisory Centre (BAC) with support from the SATISFY project of World Vision Ghana has organized a day’s workshop on access to credit and farming inputs for over 150 farmers and agro processors in Atebubu.

  • TANO S: MP supports Breme and Asuboi with CHPS centres

    Residents of Breme and Asuboi have for long associated themselves to long distance travels to access health care due to lack of health facilities their vicinities.

  • TANO S:Progress made on MP initiated projects

    Works are progressing steadily on a number of development projects in the Tano South District in the Brong Ahafo Region initiated by the Member of Parliament for the Area.

  • BEREKUM:Potable water for every home soon

    The Municipal Chief Executive of Berekum in the Brong Ahafo Region, Opoku Boakye-Yiadom has expressed confidence that soon the Berekum Municipality would not need to be involved in any borehole project.

  • ATEBUBU:Sene West MP donates to Atebubu College of Education

    The Member of Parliament for Sene West, in the Brong Ahafo Region, Mr. Twumasi Kwame Ampofo, has supported the Atebubu College of Education with the donation of sports equipments.

  • TECHIMAN N:13 sites burn by arsons at Tuobodom

    There was arson attack at 13 different sites within Tuobodom, the capital of Techiman North in the Brong Ahafo Region. The burning was done simultaneously and in a coordinated manner.

  • ATEBUBU:District prepares for bird flu

    The Veterinary Services Directorate of the Department of Agriculture in the Atebubu-Amantin district is bracing itself up for any threat of the avian influenza (bird flu) in the district.

  • TECHIMAN N: Five die at Tuobodom

    Five (5) people are confirmed dead, and seven (7) others including a woman who sustained various degrees of injuries are on admission to the Techiman Holy Family Hospital in a conflict believed to be linked to an aged old chieftaincy problem at Tuobodom, in the Ahafo Brong Region.

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