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Bono East gets 99.5 percent in support of new region

People in the Bono East enclave of the Brong Ahafo region have voted 99.5 percent to 0.3 percent in support of the creation of a new region.

Savannah gets 99.7 percent for new region

Thursday's referendum saw a turn out of 450,812, representing 85.82 per cent of the 525,275 registered voters in the enclave, turned out for the exercise.

At the end of the collation of the entire results from the 11 districts and municipalities forming the proposed region, 448,545 people representing 99.5 per cent of the total votes cast voted YES while 1,384 people, representing 0.3 per cent voted NO.

A total of 883 votes representing 0.2 per cent were rejected.

The Electoral Commission's Returning Officer, Mr James Yeboah Arthur declared the results at about 6.05 am Friday.

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Declared results

Techiman South

YES - 100,066

NO - 273

Rejected - 204

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Total - 100,543

Techiman North

YES - 40,653

No - 83

Rejected- 67

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Total - 40,803

Nkoranza North

YES - 27,711

NO -51

Rejected-34

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Total- 27,796

Nkoranza South

YES - 57,166

NO - 56

Rejected- 60

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Total - 57,882

Kintampo North

YES - 45,227

NO - 158

Rejected- 62

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Total-45,447

Kintampo South

YES - 32,497

NO - 126

Rejected- 64

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Total- 32,687

Atebubu-Amantin

YES - 46,668

NO - 152

Rejected- 72

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Total- 46,829

Pru East

YES - 33,828

NO - 160

Rejected- 107

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Total- 34,095

Pru West

YES - 24,133

NO - 121

Rejected- 88

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Total- 24,342

Sene East

YES -18,318

NO - 69

Rejected- 59

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Total - 18,446

Sene West

Yes - 22,278

No -135

Rejected- 66

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Total- 22,479

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