The Western North Region of Ghana is a new region carved out of the existing Western Region of Ghana. This creation of this new region was in fulfillment of a promise made by the New Patriotic Party prior to the 2016 Ghana general election. Upon winning the elections, the President, Nana Akuffo Addo created the Ministry of Regional Reorganization to oversee policy formulation and implementation. In all, six new regions were created from the existing ten regions of Ghana. The other new regions are Bono East, Ahafo, Savannah, North East, and Oti regions. The execution of plans for the creation of the regions was ceded to the newly created Ministry of Regional Reorganization and Development which is under the leadership of Hon. Dan Botwe. In March 2017, the ministry sent the blueprint for the creation of the region along with others to the Council of State. The council met over 36 times from the time of submission to August 2017. The final stage for the creation of the region was decided through a referendum by the people within the area of the new region on 27 December 2018.
The region has several forest reserves which serve as tourist attractions.Cyril The Western region has many post-secondary schools, including teachers' and nursing colleges. The Western North Region of Ghana contains nine ordinary districts (while the residual portion of the Western Region is made up of 1 metropolitan, 2 municipal and 13 ordinary districts) as follows:
JOHN E. ATTA-MILLS
NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO
|JOHN E. ATTA-MILLS NDC||126,309||61.85%|
|NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO NPP||77,920||38.15%|