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 Tano South District Directorate of the department of Social Welfare and Community Development has organized a one day workshop on Adolescent Reproductive Health for head porters in the Tano South District at Bechem.
The Atebubu-Amantin District office of the Business Advisory Centre (BAC) with support from the SATISFY project of World Vision Ghana has organized a day’s workshop on access to credit and farming inputs for over 150 farmers and agro processors in Atebubu.
The Municipal Chief Executive of Berekum in the Brong Ahafo Region, Opoku Boakye-Yiadom has expressed confidence that soon the Berekum Municipality would not need to be involved in any borehole project.
Five (5) people are confirmed dead, and seven (7) others including a woman who sustained various degrees of injuries are on admission to the Techiman Holy Family Hospital in a conflict believed to be linked to an aged old chieftaincy problem at Tuobodom, in the Ahafo Brong Region.