President Akufo Addo has commended the Chiefs and people of Nkoranza for ensuring peace after government decided not to choose the town as the regional capital of the newly created Bono East Region.

The people of Nkoranza led by the chiefs and elders agitated for the capital of the newly created Bono East Region by hitting the streets of the town to register their protest over what they said was a move by some well-connected politicians to get government to make Techiman the regional capital for Bono East.

At a press conference they accused Mr. Botwe and his Deputy, Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah, of sidelining them in a number of consultation meetings held by the Ministry on the capital of the Bono East Region.

Mr. Botwe said the allegation by the chiefs and people “is totally baseless and shameful for such a press conference to be held. It is totally baseless,” adding that it is the President who decides on the towns to be selected as capitals for the six new regions created through a referendum on December 27, 2018 and not individuals.

Addressing the Chiefs and people of Nkoranza during his tour of the Bono East Region, President Akufo Addo expressing his gratitude also stated that Nkoranza will have its fair share of development.

“I know you had high expectation that Nkoranza would have been chosen as the Regional capital for the newly created Bono East region. I’m very much aware that you were not happy when Techiman was eventually selected as the regional capital. But I must commend you for the way you comported yourselves even in your state of disappointment. I know this was possible because of your good leaders who want peace for this country. I’m very grateful to you for your understanding and respecting the decision by government.”

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