Since Ghana has increased her Regional tally from 10 to 16 recently, Ahafonews.com chanced on a document by Counsellor Daniel Feny and we decided to s
Since Ghana has increased her Regional tally from 10 to 16 recently, Ahafonews.com chanced on a document by Counsellor Daniel Feny and we decided to share with our cherished readers….
Did you know that Ghana started with 3 regions but has 16 now?
Well, these are interesting facts about Ghana. Just read on!
Ghana has 16 regions now, but started with just 3 regions. Yes, we had Ashanti, Gold Coast Colony and Northern Territories by 1902.
1956: 4 regions- Ashanti, Gold Coast Colony, Northern Territories, and Trans Volta Togoland.
1957: 5 regions- Ashanti (Kumasi), Eastern (Koforidua), Northern (Tamale), Trans-Volta Togoland (Ho), Western (Cape Coast).
1959: Ashanti region split into Ashanti and Brong-Ahafo regions.
1960: Northern region split into Northern and Upper regions.
1970: Western region split into Western (capital Sekondi) and Central (capital Cape Coast).
1971: Sekondi and Takoradi merged to form the twin city of Sekondi-Takoradi, the new capital of Western.
1982: Accra and Ada split from Eastern region to become Greater Accra (capital Accra).
1983: Upper region (capital Bolgatanga) split into Upper East and Upper West regions.
Now, Ghana has 16 regions:
Upper West, North East, Upper East, Savannah, Northern, Bono East, Brong Ahafo, Oti, Ashanti, Ahafo, Eastern, Western, Western North, Central, Volta and Greater Accra.
This is how far Ghana has come…..