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”.
Residents of Berekum in the Brong Ahafo Region have suggested to the Municipal Chief Executive for the area, Mr. Opoku Boakye-Yiadom to make road projects a priority when taking developmental needs of the people into consideration.
Northern Women Gari processing group at Wenchi in the Brong Ahafo Region has held a stakeholders workshop as part of their business advocacy project under the theme “Advocating for facilities for poverty elevation”.
A cashew farmer at Jenjemireja in the Jaman South District of the Brong-Ahafo Region has appealed to the Government to incorporate cashew production in the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) Project.
The Brong Ahafo Regional Technical Advisory Team of Messrs P&H Enterprise and Consultants under the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) schooled some selected heads of department in the Asunafo North Municipal Assembly of the Brong Ahafo Region on Public Financial Management (PFM).