President names Nalerigu as North East Regional capital

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has chosen Nalerigu as the regional capital for the newly-created North East region.

Speaking during the Presentation of the Constitutional Instrument (C.I 116) for the creation of the North East region at the Jubilee House in Accra on Tuesday, 12 February 2019, Mr Akufo-Addo said: “Nalerigu has been chosen as the capital of the North East region.”

The creation of the north east region, together with five other regions was a campaign promise of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the 2016 electioneering period.

After the NPP won the polls, a Commission of Inquiry, headed by a retired Justice of the Supreme Court Justice Stephen Brobbey, was instituted to ensure the creation of the region.

Accordingly, the new – Oti, Bono East, Western North, Ahafo, Savannah, North East regions – were created.

Meanwhile, Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed as been named as the caretaker Regional Minister for the North East region until a substantive minister is appointed.

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