Sefwi Wiawso has been chosen as the Capital of the newly created Western North Region, the President, Nana Akufo-Adoo has announced.
The President made the announcement when he presented the Constitutional Instrument (CI) for the creation of the region to the Chiefs from the Region at the Flagstaff House in Accra.
The Western North Region is part of the six regions which were created by the President after a referendum held on 27th December, 2018 in the proposed regions.
The Western North region which was carved out of the Western Region, received a massive endorsement with 99.52 per cent of the people in the area voting YES in the referendum in support of the proposal.
Out of the 501,306 registered voters, a total of 388,235 voted YES representing 99.52 per cent, while 942 voted NO.
A total of 951 votes were rejected. Total valid votes were 389,177.
This brought the total votes cast to 390,128 representing 65 per cent turn out.
There are nine districts in the Western North area.
The districts making up of the Western North region are Aowin, Suaman, Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai, Sefwi Wiawso, Sefwi Akontombra, Juaboso, Bodi, Bia West and Bia East Districts.
RESULTS FROM THE NINE REGIONS DURING THE REFERENDUM:
In Aowin District, out of 75,687 registered voters, 66,187 voted YES, 191 voted NO.
With a voter population of 23,857 in the Suaman District, a total of 20,860 voted YES while 22 voted NO.
At the Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai District, out of the voter population of 83,730, 59,421 voted YES and 125 voted NO.
Sefwi Wiawso with a total of 80,716 registered voters, saw 63,340 voting YES as against 123 No votes.
Sefwi Akontombra with 42,352 registered voters saw 27,982 voting YES with 115 NO votes.
Out of the 55,588 voters in Juaboso, 46,212 voted YES with 137 NO votes.
At Bodi, out of 39,024 registered voters, 32,760 voted YES as against 70 NO votes.
Bia West with 69,738 voter population, saw 47,076 voting YES and 88 voting NO.
In Bia East with 30,614 voter population, a total of 24,349 voted YES for the creation while 71 voted NO.