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NPP Government Akufo-Addo to establish commission of enquiry for creation of new regions

The President, who is in the Northern Region for the last leg of his seven-day tour of the three regions of the north, noted that the creation of new regions rests in the hands of areas calling for it.

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The President, Nana Akufo-Addo, says he establish a commission of enquiry to examine the petitions for the creation of new regions next week, after he conferred with the overlord of Mamprugu, the Nayiri, Naa Bohogu Abdulai Mahami Sheriga.

The President, who is in the Northern Region for the last leg of his seven-day tour of the three regions of the north, noted that the creation of new regions rest in the hands of areas calling for it.

Speaking on Friday, he said the Constitution stipulates that, once the President receives a petition for the creation of a region, he must forward it to the Council of State for advice.

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“The Council of State received my request for their advice, and they were positive. They agreed that there was a demand for the creation of new regions from the Western Region, Northern Region, Brong Ahafo Region and Volta Region,” he said.

The President continued, “The Constitution states that once the Council of State has given a positive response to the President, the President would have to establish a Commission of Enquiry to go into the areas which have requested the creation to see whether, indeed, there is a substantial demand.

“Next week I am going to establish a Commission of Enquiry to examine the petitions for the creation of the regions.”

The creation of new regions was a campaign promise of then candidate Akufo-Addo. So far, it has been reported that about four more regions will be created in addition to the existing ones.

To this end, the President told the Nayiri that “when the Commission of Enquiry comes into your areas, it is up to you to make it clear to the Commissioners that all of you want a new region.”

President Akufo-Addo explained further that if the Commission of Enquiry, after examining the areas, decides that there is, indeed, a substantial demand, they will make recommendations to the President.

“If the President receives the recommendations and they are positive, he will send the matter to the Electoral Commission to organise a referendum in the areas of the demand. It will require that 50% of all those registered in the area of the demand come out to vote, and, after that, 80% of those who come out to vote must vote ‘Yes’ for the new region,” he said.

READ MORE: Local governance expert describes creation of new regions useless

“If you are determined to have the new region, it is in your hands. The way you respond to the Commission of Enquiry, and the way you vote, that is what will decide if you will have a new region,” President Akufo-Addo said.

He assured the Nayiri and the people of Mamprugu that “I am in full support of your demands. I believe that the demand you are making for a new region is a good demand and should be supported. But they say ‘God helps those who help themselves’, so it is in your hands. If you want it you can have it.”

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