Ahafo Region Records Significant Development 3 Years After Creation

Ahafo Regional Minister, Hon.George Boakye

The Ahafo Region, one of the six newly created regions in 2019 has experienced massive development, Regional Minister, Hon. George Boakye has said.

According to him, the newly created region has seen some human-centred social intervention programmes and rapid growth that previously, were not being experienced.

He said that as a result, the region has made significant progress in bringing development to the doorsteps of the people in key areas such as health, education, and governance to ensure that locals have access to social services.

The Ahafo Regional Minister mentioned that the region has made some achievements in Government flagship programmes such as; agriculture, roads, trade and industry, rural/peri-urban/urban electrification, affordable housing, provision of logistics for security services, water and sanitation and employment creation.

“It is gratifying to note that within a period of five and a half years of the administration of the NPP, the Ahafo Region has witnessed significant achievements which have positively impacted on the lives of our people thereby consolidating the vision of President Akufo-Addo”, He said.

The Regional Minister said this when he took his turn at the bi-weekly Minister’s Press Briefing organised by the Ministry of Information on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.


Providing updates on education, Hon. Boakye revealed that the region has seen significant investment in education as a result of which placed the region first in the first-ever National Standardized Test (NST) for Primary Four pupils.

In addition, the region placed second in the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), placing first in specific subjects like Mathematics, Integrated Science and Social Studies.

He added that the region since its creation has witnessed tremendous improvement in educational infrastructure including, the construction of classroom blocks, dormitory blocks, assembly halls, administration blocks, teachers’ quarters, dining halls among others.


In the area of health, the Minister said in line with the Government’s vision to create and expand access to health service and enhance the quality of health service delivery in the region, various development projects in the Health Sector in the Region have commenced and are progressing steadily with some being completed and others still under construction.

These include; the construction of a Poly Clinic at Mim in the Asunafo North Municipal Assembly, construction of CHPS compound at Jachie, Atudrobesa, Konkontreso, Asutifi South District and many others.

He added that the other uncompleted projects such as the construction of a district hospital in Kenyasi and others were progressing steadily.

Hon. Boakye added that the Government’s Agenda 111 hospital projects have taken off in the region. Contractors have mobilized to site and construction at Kukuom and Kenyasi were both at the substructure stage.


On governance, the Regional Minister underscored the significance of the creation of the region, emphasizing the ease of doing business.

“Locals no longer have to travel long distances to Sunyani and other places to access simple everyday services as hitherto was the case”, the Minister said.

He mentioned that Government, since the creation of the Ahafo Region has embarked on a number of infrastructural initiatives to boost governance and improve administration of the Region. These include; Ongoing works on the Main Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC) Administration block in Goaso which is at an advanced stage of completion; completion of residential accommodation for senior staff of the RCC at Goaso; ongoing construction of the Regional Health Directorate and office complex at Hwidiem among several others.

The Minister encouraged the inhabitants to tap into the massive socio-economic and infrastructural developments in the region as a way of enhancing their lives and in return, contribute their quota towards making the region a better place.

Deputy Minister of Information, Fatimatu Abubakar (4th from left), Ahafo Regional Minister Hon. George Boakye (5th from left) and other dignitaries from the Ahafo Region

Source: MOI (PR Unit)


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