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 District Social Welfare Officer for Asunafo South Mr Frank Adjei has urged traditional and opinion leaders to help abolish or modernize certain traditional and cultural practices that are hindering development.
Mission of Hope for Society International MIHOSO, a nongovernmental organization in partnership with Family Health International FHI 360 with support from pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline GSK is to scale up malaria education in the Atebubu-Amantin and Pru districts of the Brong Ahafo region.
Actionaid Ghana and its partner SODIA in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service have held a maiden graduation ceremony for 500 beneficiaries of the complimentary basic education CBE project in Atebubu.
Low publicity of the ongoing Integrated Business Establishment Survey (IBES) is hindering the progress of the exercise in the Asunafo North Municipality of Brong Ahafo Region and may cause its failure at the close of its scheduled time.
DKM Diamond Microfinance Limited has released Fifteen Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC 15,000.00) as its contribution towards the forth coming yam festival for the chiefs and people of Techiman Traditional Area.
As part of efforts to prevent the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and Cholera, the Asunafo South District Health Directorate has embarked on a day’s sensitization programme at Camp No 1, a farming community in the District.