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”.
The Acting District Coordinating Director (DCD) of the Asutifi North District Assembly, Mr.Simon Asare has warned heads of decentralized department and staff of the assembly of severe punishment should they violate any provision of the new local government service scheme which provides technical assistance to District Assemblies and Regional Coordinating Councils to perform their functions in accordance with the Constitution and Local Government Act.
Cocoa Farmers from Kintampo, Nkoranza, Techiman and Wenchi have hit the streets in Techiman Municipality in the Brong Ahafo Region to demonstrate against the decision by the Ghana COCOBOD to relocate their office from Techiman to Sunyani.
Seventeen (17) teachers in the Asunafo South District of the Brong Ahafo region were on Tuesday presented with various awards for their meritorious service to the District and the Nation for this year’s District Best Teachers Award scheme.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Techiman South Constituency, Mr. Adjei Mensah has donated a 24-seater capacity hyundai County mini bus worth GH₵96,000.00 to the Nursing and Midwifery Training College of the Techiman Holy Family Hospital in the Brong Ahafo Region.