Nalerigu made capital of East Northern Region

President Akuffo-Addo on Tuesday outdoored Nalerigu, which is also the largest town in East Mamprusi metropolis, as the regional capital of the newly created North East Region of Ghana.

The announcement was made during the presentation of the Constitutional Instrument, CI 116 which gave effect to the creation of Ghana’s eleventh region, at the Golden Jubilee House, Accra.

Nalerigu, serves as the traditional capital of the Mamprusi people and also seats the paramount chief, the Nayiri.

The President also charged the minister of the Northern region, Salifu Sahid to be the caretaker of the region until a substantive minister is appointed.

President Akufo-Addo announced the allocation of GH¢20m for each newly created region towards the development.

“I want to assure the region however, that government projects and structures will be equitably shared across the region. Let us work hard together and I am very sure that with dedication and commitment, the North East Region will develop and catch the light of every resident and help us to build the great nation of Ghana we all desire.

“Government will make sure the desire for growth and progress which is the underlining reason for the voting for the creation of the North East Region is met”- President Akuffo Addo said.

The President Akuffo Addo took the opportunity to thank all those who worked to ensured successful creation of the region.

The Nayiri (overlord) of Mamprugu land, Naa Bohigu Abdulai Mahami Sheriga, received the CI from President Akufo-Addo.

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