October 23, 2021


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Damongo named as capital for newly created Savannah region

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President Akufo-Addo has chosen Damongo as the capital town for the newly created Savannah region after a short event at the Jubilee House in Accra, Tuesday.

President Akufo-Addo has chosen Damongo as the capital town for the newly created Savannah region after a short event at the Jubilee House in Accra, Tuesday. 

He disclosed this at a ceremony to present Constitutional Instruments (CI116) to give effect to the creation of the North East and Savannah region.

About Damongo

Damongo is a town and the capital of West Gonja district, a district in the Savannah Region of northern Ghana.

It hosts the overlord of the Gonja Kingdom; the Yagbonwura and it is also the capital, biggest town, in the Damongo Constituency which is represented in Parliament by Adam Mutawakilu.

Damongo boasts of key tourist attractions like the Mole National Park where visitors are assured of seeing a myriad of animals chief among which being elephants.

It also houses the popular tourist site of Larabanga Mosque and Mystic Stone in Larabanga with all the ancient stories surrounding their onset.

Larabanga Mosque

Some of the prominent personalities who were either born in or come from Damongo include the former president, John Dramani Mahama; Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin; former Defence/Health Minister; Benjamin Kunbuor and the former Presidential candidate of Conventions People’s Party (CPP), Michael Abu Sakara Foster.

On the other hand, His Excellency the President chose Nalerigu as the capital town for the newly created North East region.

About Nalerigu

Nalerigu is the largest town in the East Mamprusi Municipal Assembly, as well as the traditional capital of the Mamprusi people, the seat of the Paramount Chief the NaYiri.

It is also the location of a private hospital called the Baptist Medical Centre, the college of Health Sciences and the Nalerigu Secondary School (NASS), the school is a second cycle institution.

By: Oheneba Kwabena Yeboah / Sokynewsgh.com

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