Location of Brong-Ahafo Region in Ghana
|• Regional Minister||Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh|
|• Total||39,557 km2 (15,273 sq mi)|
|Area rank||Ranked 2nd|
|• Rank||Ranked 6th|
|• Density||58/km2 (150/sq mi)|
|• Per capita||$5,150|
|• Per capita||$2,500|
|ISO 3166 code||GH-BA|
|HDI (2017)|| 0.584|
The Brong-Ahafo Region is located in south Ghana. Brong-Ahafo is bordered to the north by the Black Volta river and to the east by the Lake Volta, and to the south by the Ashanti, Eastern and Western regions.The capital of Brong-Ahafo is Sunyani. Brong-Ahafo was created in 1958 from Bono state and named after the dominant and native inhabitants, Akans, Brong and Ahafo.
Economy and tourism
Brong Ahafo is known for its large cocoa production and agriculture agribusiness industries. Brong-Ahafo contains many Akan cultural and wildlife attractions, but it is less known to tourists than the Ashanti or Central region. Attractions of Brong-Ahafo include Kintampo, with its waterfalls (Kintampo waterfalls) and nature reserves; Fiema, home of the Boabeng monkey sanctuary (a short distance outside Sunyani); national parks, Bui National Park and Digya National Park.
Paul Yeboah is the founder of the Ghana Permaculture Institute. The Ghana Permaculture Institute is a non-profit organization in Techiman (Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana). The purpose of the Institute is to train communities how to build and maintain stable food systems using Permaculture sustainable practices that restore, take care of local ecosystems, and to improve quality of life in rural and urban areas.
Universities in the area include the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Catholic University College of Ghana (CUCG), Anglican University of Technology (AnguTech) and Sunyani Technical University.
The region is renowned for producing a lot of elite athletes. Asamoah Gyan, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu and John Paintsil are just a few of the numerous prominent sports personalities the region has produced. Currently, the region houses three of the 16 teams in the Ghana premier league. Aduana Stars F.C. is the traditional team of the Dormaa Traditional Area and it is based in Dormaa Ahenkro. They were promoted into the league for the first time in 2009 and emerged champions of the Ghana premier league that same year. In 2010 the premier league was won by Berekum Chelsea F.C., a club which is based in Berekum. Aduana Stars won the 2017 Ghanaian Premier League. Bechem United F.C. is the third Ghana Premier League team from the Brong-Ahafo Region.
The Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana was created in April 1959. It contains 27 districts. They are made up of 8 municipal and 19 ordinary districts as follows:
|Districts in the Brong-Ahafo Region|
|1||Asunafo North Municipal||Goaso|
|6||Banda District||Banda Ahenkro|
|9||Dormaa Municipal||Dormaa Ahenkro|
|12||Jaman South Municipal||Drobo|
|13||Kintampo North Municipal||Kintampo|
|19||Sene West||Kwame Danso|
|23||Tano North||Duayaw Nkwanta|
|Notable citizens of the Brong-Ahafo Region|
|Kofi Abrefa Busia||Wenchi|
|Kevin-Prince Boateng||Kyeremasu, Dormaa East|
|James Kwesi Appiah||Sunyani|
|Prof George Benneh's||Jamdede|
|Nana Yaw Konadu Yeboah||Sunyani|
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- Daniel Miles McFarland, Historical Dictionary of Ghana, Scarecrow Press, 1995, p. 56
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- "Brong Ahafo". GhanaDistricts.com. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2013.