Relocate Ghana’s capital from Accra to Kintampo – Top Chief tells government

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A top chief in Ghana is suggesting to the government to move or relocate the nation’s capital from Accra to Kintampo.

Nana Akuoko Sarpong, the Omanhene of the Agogo Traditional Area, says the government must consider and implement the idea of relocating Ghana’s administrative capital from Accra.

According to him, it will be best for the administrative capital of Ghana be moved to areas around Kintampo in the Bono East Region (note Kintampo is regarded as the area in the centre of Ghana).

Speaking in an exclusive interview, Nana Akuoko Sarpong said Accra was made the capital of Ghana by mistake thus that needs to be corrected asap so other areas of the country could be evenly developed.

“I have spoken about this before. We can be thinking of relocating the administrative capital somewhere near Kintampo while Accra remains the commercial capital. [We can] have an administrative capital away from Accra, somewhere within the interior, near Yeji where there’s water.”

“We must plan because Accra was not planned to be a capital. Accra became a capital by accident around 1875 during King Tackie’s time because Accra is very close to the sea and is below sea level,” he said.


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