President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo says he's committed to the creation of a new region in the Western Region by the year 2018.

He said "I committed myself and my government to the creation of a new region out of this vast region which, for the time being, we are calling the Western-North. That commitment is high on the list of priorities of our government. By the time of the next district assembly elections in 2018, all the constitutional and legal procedures would have taken place and the referendum that the constitution calls for is going to take place together with that exercise."

According to him, the creation of the "Western-North" region is long overdue, considering the fact that a significant proportion of Ghana’s natural resources, such gold and cocoa, as well as food stuff can be found in that part of the country.

"By the time of the next district assembly elections in 2018, all the constitutional and legal procedures would have taken place and the referendum that the constitution calls for is going to take place together with that exercise," he added.

Nana Addo made this known during his Thank You tour of the Western Region to thank the chiefs and people for helping him win the December 7 elections.

"The commitments that we have made are commitments that are going to be fulfilled. They were not platform or campaign talk. They were full commitments that we made… We are going to relocate the headquarters of GNPC to this region," he noted

Source: Pulse.com.gh