President Akufo-Addo has named the Northern Regional Minister, Alhassan Salifu Saeed as the caretaker of newly created North East region.
Nalerigu, the largest town in the East Mamprusi Municipal Assembly, has been selected as the capital of the North East Region. The districts making up the new region are the East Mamprusi Municipality, the West Mamprusi Municipality, the Bunkprugu-Nakpanduri District, the Yunyoo-Nasuan District, the Mamprugu-Moagduri District and the Chereponi District.
The President presenting the CI for the creation of the North East region at the Jubilee House today February 12 said: “Alhassan Saeed will act as a caretaker for the North East region until a substantive minister is appointed, secondly Nalerigu has been chosen as the capital of the North East region, I want to assure residents of the region, however, the government projects and structures will be equitably spread across the region.”
“Government will make sure that the desire for growth and progress, which was the underlining reason for the vote for the creation of the North East Region is met,” the President added.
Residents of the North East part of the Northern Region in the referendum held overwhelmingly endorsed the creation of the North East Region with 99.67% of the voters in the area voting in favour.