A rally has been held at Damongo to whip up the enthusiasm of voters in the proposed Savanna Region and get them to turn out in their numbers to vote “yes” in December 27 referendum.
The Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, was on hand to speak at the mass meeting of the people.
He said the referendum was a historic opportunity they could not miss, telling them that, regardless of their different ethnic background, “you must come out in your numbers to vote massively for the region for future generations”.
“I support the Savanna Region 100 per cent and I want you to come out and vote 100 per cent for the Savanna Region.”
Vice President Bawumia said the creation of the new region would bring tremendous benefits in terms of development of the area.
“The benefit for this region is massive for our people. You look at it and you will see that it will bring development.”
The Electoral Commission (EC) would on December 27 hold referenda in the five proposed new regions – Savanna, Bono East, Ahafo, Western North and Oti.
The constitutional requirement is that for a new region to be created there should be 50 per cent turn-out of registered voters in the referendum in the proposed area and out of that 80 per cent should vote “yes”.