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”.
As part of the activities marking the celebration of the Adekyem festival of the chiefs and people of Bechem Traditional Council, a free Breast and Postrate Cancer screening has been held at Bechem, the Traditional capital.
As part of the activities marking the celebration of the Adekyem festival of the chiefs and people of Bechem Traditional Council, a free Breast and Prostate Cancer screening has been held at Bechem, the Traditional capital.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Wenchi in the Brong Ahafo Region, Alhaji Hakibu Dauda has underscored the need for assemblies to commit financial resources into improving educational infrstructure since education, he noted is the bedrock to nation building.