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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.