Up until 2018 Ghana had 10 administrative areas however, after a long period of consultation another 6 were added taking the total 16. The full list of regional capitals are
When were the 6 new regional capitals of Ghana created?
How the new Ghana regions were created?
Western Region was split into two to create Western and Western North;
Northern Region was split into two to create North East and Savannah;
Volta Region was split into two to create Volta and Oti;
Brong-Ahafo Region was split into three to create Bono, Ahafo and Bono East.
Why were six new regions created in Ghana?
Why the new regions work
- Meet the changing needs of their growing population
- Protect minority ethnic or group interest and to ensure cohesion
- Help ensure that development and resource infrastructure is directed to the right geographical area.