Election 2016 Ghana's administrative regions to increase to 15

President Mahama said his government will form a committee that will look into the viability of creating five more regions out of the existing ten.

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Ghana may very soon have fifteen administrative regions. This is because President Mahama has said he has plans to increase the number of administrative regions if he wins the upcoming elections.

“We will set up a commission of enquiry to look into the creation of new regions. We currently have ten regions, but we believe that it is possible to increase the number of regions to 15. And so we will set up a commission of enquiry that will look at the viability of increasing the number of administrative regions in Ghana from ten to fifteen. And so this commission will receive petitions and based on that, they will look at whether creation of those regions are viable options or not; and based on that recommendation, we will trigger the constitutional processes,” President Mahama said.

President Mahama made this known at the Banquet Hall of the State House when he talked about the highlights of the NDC’s yet-to-be-lunched manifesto.

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In August during a campaign tour to the Western Region, NPP’s Presidential nominee Nana Akufo-Addo was criticised by members of the NDC for promising to create another region out of the Western Region, thereby increasing the existing ten regions to 11.

READ ALSO: Promise to create Western North Region a political gimmick – MP

Some members of the NDC said it was unnecessary and unattainable.

The NDC will launch its manifesto on Saturday, September 17, at Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region. The manifesto is titled ‘Changing lives, Transforming Ghana.’

.President Mahama said, “it has been done in a very simple style and it has a brief introduction and we have it in four thematic areas and for every sector, it introduces briefly, and it talks about our achievements and our commitments for the next four years is going to be.”

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