President Akufo-Addo has chosen Goaso, the capital of the Asunafo North municipality as the capital for the newly created Ahafo Region.
The ceremony took place at the Jubilee House on Wednesday, February 13.
Goaso is located between three major towns; Mim, Kukuom and Hwidiem. Other surrounding towns include Ayumso, Akrodie, Fawohoyeden and Nkaseim.
It has a very reach vegetation cover. It boast as one of the food baskets of Ghana. The forest cover of the area is very thick with a vast area being forest.
The predominant occupation of the citizens is farming, which is Cocoa farming and food crops. Food production in this municipality is very high as compared to other parts of the country which led the NPP government to launch one of its flagship programs “the Planting for Food and Jobs” in this city. Business activities in the area is very low during off-cocoa seasons but very high when they start their cocoa season.
The main market day of Goaso is Wednesday and on this day, people from near and far meet to transact their goods and services. There is one public Senior High School in Goaso called Ahafoman Senior High and Technical School, and a midwifery training institute. There are however other private Senior High Schools and vocational institutes at Goaso.
The region has been carved out of the south-eastern part of the Brong Ahafo Region and is in fulfilment of a campaign promise made by New Patriotic Party.
Watch the ceremony below;
By: Oheneba Kwabena Yeboah / Sokynewsgh.com