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”.
A total of 102 stores in the Techiman central market in the Techiman Municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region with illegal connections and extensions from one store to another or others have been disconnected.
As part of efforts to facilitate easy transportation of cocoa, timber and other natural resources to the urban centers, government has pledge to kick-start the rehabilitation of the Goaso-Acherensua road by February ending.
The National Road Safety Ambassador Mr. Gabby Adu Gyamfi in collaboration with the Atebubu-Amantin district assembly has held a road safety durbar as part of efforts to reduce road accidents in the district.
A total of 66 women group from Zumunta Association, a Youth Development Association based in Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region have undergone ten (10) days training in soap making as a means of acquiring entrepreneurial and self-employable skills for their livelihood.