Nana Akufo-Addo has chosen Nalerigu as the capital of the North East Region.
The president made this announcement at a ceremony where he presented the Constitutional Instrument backing the creation of the region.
Nana Akufo-Addo also charged the Minister for the Northern Region, Salifu Saeed to act as the caretaker minister of the North East Region until a substantive minister is appointed.
The president also stated that the North East is the breadbasket of the Northern Region and one of the biggest suppliers of food to the entire country and it is only appropriate that “we help facilitate its rapid development.”
The North East Region like the other newly created regions will get GHC 20 million as seed capital to aid in its smooth take-off.
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) February 12, 2019
The remaining newly created regions awaiting the presentation of their Constitutional Instruments by the president are Savannah, Ahafo, Bono East, Western North and Oti.