President Akufo-Addo has presented the Constitutional Instrument (C.I 116) to the Overlord of Mamprugu, Naa Bohogu Mahami Abdulai Sheriga, head of the delegation from the North East Region, signifying the creation of the North East Region.
The President also announced that Nalerigu has been chosen its capital.
According to Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the decision to select Nalerigu as regional capital was sole decision of the President Akufo-Addo.
He added that the President made wide consultation before the decision was taken.
Nalerigu and Walewale were the two towns most vocal about hosting the capital of the new region.
The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed has also been named the caretaker Minister of the region which has an estimated population of 440,000.
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.
In his speech to mark the event, President Akufo-Addo assured that “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.