Accra was made capital by mistake; let’s move it to Yeji – Nana Akuoko Sarpong

The Omanhene of the Agogo Traditional Area, Nana Kwame Akuoko Sarpong, has said the Greater Accra region of Ghana was made the country’s capital by mistake.

Accra became the administrative capital of Ghana in 1877 when the British colonial authority transferred the seat of government from Cape Coast.

However, it was Ghana’s first Preisdent Dr. Kwame Nkrumah who declared it a city on 29 June 1961 after the country has attained independence from colonial rule.

But speaking on Accra-based Citi FM, Nana Kwame Akuoko Sarpong, suggested that the administrative capital should be relocated from Accra.

To him, it should be moved to areas near Kintampo.

We can be thinking of relocating the administrative capital somewhere near Kintampo while Accra remains the commercial capital,” he stated.

[We can] have an administrative capital away from Accra, somewhere within the interior, near Yeji where there’s water. 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 added.

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