The region was created after Ahafo region and Bono East region respectively have been carved out of the then Brong-Ahafo region. This was in fulfillment of promise made by candidate Nana Akuffo Addo in his 2016 campaign activities. The implementation of plans for the creation of this region is seeded to the newly created Ministry of Regional Reorganization and Development under the leadership of Hon. Dan Botwe. Brong Ahafo Region in effect ceased to exist and so does the Brong Ahafo Region Co-ordinating Council (BARCC). Consequently, in the spirit of Article 255 of the 1992 constitution and Article 186 of the Local Governance Act, 2016 (Act 936 as Amended), the Bono Regional Co-ordinating Council (BRCC) is a new entity and thus replaces the BARCC. Because of this, it became necessary to inaugurate the BRCC to enable it to perform its functions accordingly.
The topography of this of this area is mainly characterized by a low elevation not exceeding 152 metres above sea level. It has moist semi-deciduous forest and the soil is very fertile. The region produces Cash crops like cashew, timber etc and food crops such as maize, cassava, plantain, cocoyam, tomatoes and many others. Bono Region shares a border at the north with the Savannah Region, is bordered on the west by Ghana-Cote d’Ivoire international border, on the east by Bono East, and on the south by Ahafo Region. It has a population of about 1,082,520 according to Ghana statistical service in 2019 census.
NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO
JOHN E. ATTA-MILLS
|NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO NPP||141,041||51.41%|
|JOHN E. ATTA-MILLS NDC||133,294||48.59%|