While traditional leaders from newly-created regions pile pressure on the government to choose their preferred areas as capital, it is learned that naming the capitals is the least of the concerns of President Nana Akufo-Addo.
After the chiefs and people of the affected areas petitioned the President asking for the regions to be created, which saw a massive endorsement for the creation of the regions in a December 27, 2018 referenda, the chiefs are now agitating among themselves over which towns must be selected as the administrative capital.
Although they acknowledge the decision to name a particular town as capital for a new region is the sole preserve of the President, some of them are accusing the Regional Reorganisation and Development Minister, Dan Botwe, and his deputy, Martin Adjei Korsah, of sabotaging their interests. The new regions are Western North, Ahafo, Bono East, Oti, North East, and Savannah.
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