After days of suspense, agitations and lobbying, Techiman has been named as the Capital of the Bono East region.

The President, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo made the announcement amid drumming and clapping from the entourage from the Bono East region.

“I am happy to inform you that Techiman has been chosen as the capital” he revealed.

Speaking at a short ceremony at the forecourt of the Jubilee House on Wednesday at the  presentation of Constitutional Instrument(CIs) to back the creation of new region, the President said years of persistence by the people has eventually paid off.

He charged the people to partner government with the same enthusiasm they exhibited during the struggle for the Bono East region.

Ahead of the announcement, the President of the Brong Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs, Pimampim Yaw Kagresse (I) thanked the President for granting the request of the people of the Bono East.

He revealed that the chiefs and people are united in one accord and there is no way the choice of the regional capital will divide them.

In the mean time, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, Honourable Evans Opoku-Bobie will take charge of the new region until the appointment of a substantive Minister.

With a population of 251,284(GSS 2018), Techiman is the most populated town in the Bono East enclave.

Boasting of one of the largest markets in the West Africa sub-region, Techiman will no doubt be the hub of commercial activities in the new region.

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