The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has chosen Nalerigu as the capital of the newly created North East region.
He disclosed this Tuesday at the Jubilee House in Accra, at a ceremony to present Constitutional Instruments (CI 116) to give effect to the creation of the North East and Savahhan regions.
The two regions -together with Oti, Bono East, Ahafo and Western North – were created following a successful referenda last year.
Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed will act as minister for the North East until a substantive minister is appointed.
The president assured that government projects and structures will be equitably spread across the region.
“Already as contained in the President’s 2019 budget, seed capital of ¢20 million has been allocated for each region to aid in its smooth take-off.
“Government will make sure that the desire for growth and progress, which was the underlining reason for the vote for the creation of the North East region is met,” the president said.
The Tarana, the First Elder of the Nayiri welcomed the president’s announcement.
He called on all natives of the region to rally behind the chiefs to bring about the rapid development to the area.