Akufo-Addo Names Nalerigu As North East Capital

President Akufo-Addo

The President, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has settled on Nalerigu as the capital of the newly created North East region.

The new regional capital was unveiled at the presentation of Constitutional Instrument(CIs) to back the creation of the new regions on Tuesaday February 12, 2019.

Making the announcement at a colour event at the Jubilee House in Accra, the President said:

“Nalerigu has been chosen as the capital of the North East Region. I want to assure residents of the Region, however, that Government projects and structures will be equitably spread across the region.”

He added that: “the North East region as the bread basket of the Northern region and one biggest suppliers of food to the entire country, and it is only appropriate that we facilitate its rapid development.”

He revealed that the Northern regional Minister, Honourable Salifu Saeed has been tasked to act as caretaker Minister until the appointment of a substantive Minister.

The second segment of today’s programme later in the afternoon will feature those from the Savannah region.

Bono East and Ahafo Region will have their constitutional instruments presented on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

Western North and Oti regions will receive theirs on Friday, 15th February 2019.

The creation of the new regions is expected to boost development in those areas. Each new region has been allocated seed money of 20 million cedis from the budget to enhance the socio-economic development outlook of the regions.

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