The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed has been named the caretaker Minister of the Newly Created North East Region.
This was announced by President Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday at a ceremony at the presidency to present the Constitutional Instrument backing the creation of the region.
Issuing the constitutional instrument (CI 116) Tuesday to give legal backing to the new region created through a December 27, 2018 referendum, the president said Mr. Saeed will “act as caretaker minister for the North East Region until a substantive minister is appointed”.
The creation of the six regions was a major campaign promise of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the 2016 electioneering period.
After the NPP won the polls, a Commission of Inquiry, headed by a retired Justice of the Supreme Court Justice Stephen Brobbey, was instituted to ensure the creation of the region.
Accordingly, the new – Oti, Bono East, Western North, Ahafo, Savannah, North East regions – were created.