President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has chosen Nalerigu as the regional capital for the newly-created North East region.
The decision by President Nana Addo ends the confusion on whether Walewale or Nalerigu was going to be the capital of the 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 on Tuesday, the president said: “Nalerigu has been chosen as the capital of the North East region.”
The president is yet to announce the capitals for the remaining five regions created.
The creation of the six regions was a major campaign promise of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the 2016 electioneering period.
After the NPP had won the 2016 general election, 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, Oti, Bono East, Western North, Ahafo, Savannah, North East regions were created.
Since the regions were created, there has been massive jostling in some areas over which town should be made the regional capital.
By: Joseph Nii Ankrah.