President Nana Akufo-Addo on Wednesday shrugged off threats from the chiefs and people of Kenyasi and Bechem and went ahead to name Goaso as the regional capital for the newly created Ahafo Region.
Issuing the constitutional instrument (CI 113) to give effect to the 13th region in Ghana, the President assured that he would ensure fair and equitable distribution of wealth and development across the entire Bono East Region.
Speaking at a ceremony to present Constitutional Instrument (C.I.) 114 for the creation of the Bono East Region at the Jubilee House in Accra on Wednesday, 13 February 2019, Mr Akufo-Addo said: “Goaso has been chosen as the capital of the Ahafo Region.”
Nana Akufo-Addo, however, assured the people that the development of Ahafo Region will be spread across all the towns and villages.
Nana Akufo-Addo also named Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Evans Opoku-Bobie as interim minister for the newly-created Ahafo Region until a substantive minister is appointed.
The Goaso municipality has a population of about 130,502, according to 2010 projections and a population density of 79.5 persons per square kilometre.
It is located between three major towns; Mim, Kukuom and Hwidiem. Other surrounding towns include Ayumso, Akrodie, Fawohoyeden and Nkaseim.
It has a very rich vegetation cover. It boasts as one of the food baskets of Ghana. The predominant occupation of the citizens is farming, which is Cocoa farming and food crops.