2018: 11th region referendum high on list of priorities – Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s president-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured the chiefs and people of the Western Region his government  will split the region into two, as promised when he was campaigning to be president.

According to him, the referendum would be passed in 2018.

Mr. Akufo-Addo who is currently in the region as part of his ‘Thank You’ tour across the nation said “I committed myself and my government to the creation of a new region out of this vast region which, for the time being, we are calling the Western-North. That commitment is high on the list of priorities of our government,” he told traditional leaders at the Western Regional House of Chiefs.

“By the time of the next district assembly elections in 2018, all the constitutional and legal procedures would have taken place and the referendum that the constitution calls for is going to take place together with that exercise,” he added.

The NPP leader also said the people of Ghana should trust that he will fulfill each and every promise he made on the campaign trail.

“The commitments that we have made are commitments that are going to be fulfilled. They were not platform or campaign talk. They were full commitments that we made… We are going to relocate the headquarters of GNPC to this region.”