Savannah Region Receives Overwhelming Endorsement
The proposed creation of new regions by the ruling New Patriotic Party led by Hon. Dan Botwe was conducted on the 27th December 2018 across Ghana with a Yes or No decision by eligible voters.
Damongo (N/R), Dec 28, GNA – The proposed creation of the Savannah Region has received overwhelming endorsement by voters in the area.
Out of the 207,343 voters who voted in the December 27 referendum, 206,356 voted “yes”.
Mr. Emmanuel Kyei, the Returning Officer, declaring the results, said the figure represented 99.5% of the total votes cast.
Those who dissented numbered 647 and there were also 346 rejected votes.
The area has 252,902 names on the voters roll and he said the turnout was 81.98 percent, exceeding the 50 percent limit the constitution has set for a referendum on the creation of a new
The announcement of the results was greeted with jubilation on the streets in Damango and other communities.
The new region comprises of seven districts – West Gonja, North Gonja, East Gonja, North East Gonja, Central Gonja, Bole, and Sawla/Tuna/Kalba.