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Referendum on new regions to cost GH¢932m

By: James Elikem Awudi
Referendum on new regions to cost GH¢932m
Referendum on new regions to cost GH¢932m

A referendum on the proposed creation of four additional regions is estimated to cost the country around GH¢932 million.

The amount is expected to set aside in the 2018 Budget and Economic Policy Statement of the government due to be presented to Parliament tomorrow.

It is not clear if the amount represents the total budget for the special ministry, Regional Reorganisation and Development but Graphic Business is reliably informed that the amount would be used to organise the yes or no vote needed to pave the way for the creation of the additional regions.

The four new regions are to be created from the Volta, Brong Ahafo, Western and Northern regions.

Under the  current Volta region will be divided into two and will consist of the Oti and Volta region, the BrongAhafo region will be split into Ahafo and Bono regions

This is in line with promises made by the President during the 2016 electioneering campaign.

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