President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has, by a constitutional instrument (CI 116), named Nalerigu as the capital of the newly created North East Region on Tuesday at the Jubilee House.
The president appointed Northern Regional Minister, Hon Salifu Saeed, as the interim Regional Minister for the newly created region.
“I charge the hardworking minister of the Northern Region, Salifu Saeed to act as caretaker minister for the North East Region until a substantive minister is appointed,” Nana Akufo-Addo said.
“The government will make sure that the desire for growth, which was the underlying reason for the creation of the North East Region, is met,” the President underscored.
The ceremony was witnessed by a delegation of chiefs and opinion leaders from the Northern Region.
Source: Michael Blessing/Daily News/Gh