Administrative Histories Of Departments And Organizations

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History and Functions

The Brong Ahafo Regional Administrative Office was established at Sunyani in May, 1958 when the Convention People’s Party (CPP) government appointed the second Regional Commissioner for Ashanti Region which at that time included the present Brong Ahafo region.  The Regional Commissioner was responsible for the administration of an area which was defined to include the parliamentary electoral districts of Atebubu, Wenchi East, Wenchi West, Sunyani West, Sunyani East, Berekum and Ahafo.  The office was legally established in April, 1959, under the Brong Ahafo Region Act, 1959 (No. 18 of 1959).

However, it must be noted under the Ashanti Administration Ordinance of 1902, the Brong Ahafo region formed the Western and Northern Provinces of Ashanti.  These two provincial offices which combined in 1920 to form the Western Province of Ashanti was the prologue to the Regional Administrative Office.

The Regional Administrative Office is responsible for the co-ordination of all government business in the region.  Specifically it is responsible for maintaining law and order and seeing to the development of the region.  It supervises the district administrative offices in the region.  The administration is headed by the Regional Administrative Officer who is the most senior civil servant in the region.  The administrative officer is directly responsible to the regional political head whose status is the same as a minister of state and attends cabinet on invitation.  The regional political head of the region is the representative of the government.  He is directly responsible to the government for the administration of the region and for seeing that its policy is implemented.

The office has undergone many administrative changes and the title of the political heads has varied with the successive governments but the functions of the office have remained the same.  The following list shows the changes of the titles of the political heads of the region since 1958:

1958-1966        –      Regional Commissioner

1966-1969        –      Chairman, Regional Committee of administration

1969-1971        –      Regional Chief Executive

1971-1979        –      Regional Commissioner

1979-1981        –      Regional Minister

1981-1992        –      PNDC Regional Secretary

(See Appendix F for the chronological list of the Administrators of Ashanti and the Political Heads of Bring Ahafo Region.


History and Functions

The origin of Sunyani District Administrative Office may be traced to the establishment of the North-Western District headquarters at Sunyani in 1906 when the headquarters was transferred from Odumase.  In October 1907 following the administrative changes, the name ‘district’ was changed to ‘province’ and the office became the office of the provincial commissioner.  The jurisdiction of the district covered the present Sunyani, Berekum, Dormaa, Jaman, Techiman, Wenchi, Asutifi and Asunafo districts.  Until 1951 the office was administered by a district commissioner who was responsible to the Chief Commissioner of Ashanti.  From1952 to 1959 the title of the Office was changed to a Government Agent’s Office and headed by the Government Agent.  The title of the office was changed to the Office of the District Commissioner when a District Commissioner was appointed for Sunyani district in 1959.  The title of the office remained so until 1966 when the military government, National Liberation Council (NLC), that toppled the Convention People Party’s (CPP) government appointed District Committee of Administration to administer the affairs of the district.  The committee was headed by an appointed chairman.  In October, 1969 when the military government handed over the administration to an elected the Progress Party (PP) government the office became the Office of the District Chief Executive and headed by a District Chief Executive.  The title of the head of the district administration became PNDC District Secretary when the Provisional National Defence Council (P.N.D.C.) took over power in 1981 through the 31st December Revolution.  Under the PNDC Law 207, the Local Government Law, the office is known and called Sunyani District Assembly.

The office is responsible for the co-ordinating of government business in the district.  It is responsible for the maintenance of  law and order and seeing to the development of the area.  After the 1966 military coup which overthrew the first republic of Ghana the office took over the functions and assets of the disbanded district offices in Bechem and Berekum.


History and Functions The Wenchi District Administration was first established at Wenchi in 1913 following the 1913 re-organisation of the British Administration in Ashanti.  It was formally opened as a sub-district within the Western Province of Ashanti in 1914.  Until 1933 when the office of the Western Provincial Commissioner ceased the District Commissioner was under the supervision of the Chief Commissioner of Ashanti through the western Provincial Commissioner.  From 1933 the district commissioner was under the direct supervision of the Chief Commissioner until the Chief Commissioner’s office ceased to exist in 1951 when the office of the Wenchi district administration was put under a government agent.  The Wench district administrative office on many occasions before 1952 amalgamated with the Sunni district office.  During the period of amalgamation, assistant district commissioner was put in charge of the Wench office under the supervision of the senior district commissioner at Sunni.  The office became independent of Sunni district office when a district commissioner was appointed in 1959 to take charge of the district.

Like any other district office, the Wench district administration is responsible for coordinating of government business in the district.  It is also responsible for the maintenance of law and order and seeing to the development of its area of jurisdiction.  In 1966 it took over the responsibilities of the defunct Techiman and Kintampo district offices.  The office under the PNDC Law 207 is called Wenchi District  Assembly.


History and functions

The office of the District Administration was established at Goaso in 1913 following the re-organisation of the British Administration in Ashanti.  The Ahafo (Goaso) district office was officially opened on April 14, 1914.  It was controlled by a resident district commissioner who was under the supervision of the western provisional commissioner.  The office came directly under the Ashanti Chief Commissioner when the provincial concept of administration ceased to exist in 1933.  The function of the district commissioner were magisterial and political.  The office was amalgamated in February, 1931, with Sunyani.  It became a sub-division of Kumasi District until 1959 when a district commissioner was appointed to take charge of the district.

The title of the head of Goaso district office was changed from district commissioner to the government agent in1951.  It was reverted to the office of the district commissioner in 1959.  From 1966 to 1969 the office was controlled by the chairman of the District Committee of  Administration from 1966 to 1969.  It was from 1969 headed by the District Chief Executive until 1982 when PNDC district secretary was appointed to take charge of the office.

Although the office has undergone various administrative reforms but its main functions have remained the same.  The office is responsible for maintenance of  law and order, supervision of government departments in the district and seeing to the development of its area of jurisdiction.


History and Functions

The Dormaa District Administrative Office was established on October 11, 1960, when a District Commissioner was appointed for the Sunyani West Electoral District within the administrative district of Sunyani.  It was headquartered at Dormaa Ahenkro.  Its area of jurisdiction covered the former Awasu-Dwenem, Drobo, and Western Dormaa Local Councils.  The office is responsible for co-ordinating government business in the district, it is responsible for the maintenance of law and order and seeing to the development of the area within its control.

In January, 1963, the Jaman section (Drobo, Dwenem – Awasu, Japekurom and Kwatwoma) was made a separate district from the Dormaa district, with its headquarters at Sampa.  In 1966 as a result of re-organisation of the district administrations, the Sampa district office was abolished and its function re-assigned to the Dormaa district administration.  However, in 1975 when the District Council concept was introduced the Jaman section of the Dormaa district joined Berekumto form the Berekum-Jaman District Council with headquarters at Berekum.

At the inception of the office in 1960 it was headed by a district commissioner.  From 1966 to 1969 it was controlled by a committee of administration headed by government appointed chairman.  From1969 to 1981 the office was controlled by the District Chief Executive.  The office was controlled by the PNDC District Secretary from 1982 to 1992.


History and Functions

The District Education Office was established at Sunyani in 1948 with Mr. A. F. Neale as its first Education Officer.  Before the establishment of the Regional Education Office in Sunyani in 1959 it was under the supervision of the Regional Education Office in Kumasi.  The office is now headed by a director and under the direct supervision of the Regional Director of Education responsible for Brong Ahafo region.

The District Education Office has overall responsibility for promoting education policies in Sunyani administrative district.  Before the establishment of district education offices in other parts of the region it was the sole education office and catered for all districts in the region.  The functions of the office include the supervision of the public schools in the district.  The department supervises standards in the private (independent) schools within its jurisdiction.  It allocates resources to the primary and junior secondary schools.  The office is responsible for the supply of text books to primary and junior secondary schools.  It is also responsible for the supply and training of teachers.  The office is responsible for compilation of school statistics in the district.  It is the link between Ministry of Education, the Ghana education service headquarters and the various educational institutions within its area of operation.



History and Functions

The Ghana Young Pioneer Movement was founded in June, 1960 by the first president of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.  The Ghana Young Pioneer was a youth movement aimed at inculcating in youth the teachings of Nkrumaism which embraces the life and work of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

The regional office of the movement was established in Sunyani in March, 1961.  The office co-ordinated the activities of the organization in the region.  It had a Regional Organizer as its head and he was assisted by an Assistant Regional Organizer.  Under the Regional Organizer were the District Organizers who were in charge of the movement’s district offices.  The National Organizer in Accra was the overall head of the movement. The operation of the movement included the training of the youth in Ghanaian folklore, culture and tradition, local history, drama, music, geography and civic education.  There were branches of  the movement in schools and colleges in the region.

The Ghana Young Pioneer Movement was banned from operation immediately after the overthrow of Dr. Nkrumah’s Convention People Party (CPP) government in February, 1966.


History and Functions

The Regional Education Office was established at Sunyani in the latter part of 1959 with Mr. I.B. Boye-Doe, Senior Education Officer as its first head.  The office was initially dependent to the Ashanti Regional Education Office for its funding.  It became autonomous financially from the Ashanti Regional Office with effect from January 1, 1960.

The Regional Education Office which is headed by a director has the overall responsibility of the implementation of the national education policy in the region.  The main functions include planning and administering of education in primary, secondary schools, teacher training colleges, technical and vocational institutions.  The office co-ordinates the activities of the district education offices in the region.  It is responsible for supply and training of teachers in the region. The office is also responsible for the financial control and personnel management of pre-university education.  The Regional Director is the chief executive of the Ghana Education Service in the region.


History and Functions

The Regional House of Chiefs was established in Brong Ahafo regions in 1959 in accordance with the Section 3 of the House of Chiefs Act, 1958 (No.20 of 1958).  The membership of the Regional House of Chiefs is made up with all the paramount chiefs in the region.  The head of the house is the president who is elected from the membership.  He is assisted by an elected vice-president.  The day to day administration of the house is the responsibility of the Regional Registrar.

The functions of the Regional House of Chiefs include the original jurisdiction in the matter affecting paramount chiefs, and appellate jurisdiction from the decisions of the traditional councils in the region.  The house transacts its business through various committees made up of the members.

Prior to the establishment of the House of Chiefs in the region, there existed a council of chiefs known as the Brong Kyempem Council (BKC).  The BKC was established in 1951 and had its headquarters in Sunyani.  The main objective of the Brong Kyempem Council was to struggle for the establishment of a separate region for the Brong and Ahafo areas of Ashanti region and a separate council of chiefs separate from Asanteman Council.  The BKC ceased to exist when in 1959, the Brong Ahafo House of Chiefs was established.


History and Functions

The Techiman Traditional Council was established under the Chieftancy Act 1961 (Act 81).  It replaced the Techiman State Council which was established under the State Council (Ashanti) Ordinance of 1952.  The Council is the prologue of the office of the paramount chief of Techiman which was established during the British administration in Ashanti after the collapse of the Ashanti Confederacy.  In 1936 it became Techiman Native Authority and came under the restored Ashanti Confederacy.  In 1949 the Techiman Native Authority was suspended for twelve (12) calendar months with effect from July 15, 1949 when the Techimanhene Akumfi Ameyaw led his state to secede from the Ashanti confederacy.

The paramount chief (Techimanhene) is permanent President of the Traditional Council which is made up with all divisional chiefs in the Techiman traditional area.  In absence of the president, the members of the council elect one of them to act as a president.  The day to day administration is in the hands of the Traditional Council Registrar.  The council is under the direct supervision of Brong Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs.  The Council has jurisdiction to hear and determine any case or matter affecting chieftancy which arises within its area not being one of which the paramount chief is a party.  The council is vested with jurisdiction to make proposals for amendment and modification of the customary law, for the consideration of the Regional House Chiefs at Sunyani.


History and Functions

The Regional Labour Office was established at Sunyani in 1960.  Before its establishment the Regional Labour Office in Kumasi catered for both Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions.  The office is headed by a Regional labour Officer.  The office is responsible for the enforcement of legal provisions, and for the supervision of activities regarding labour in the region.  It functions cover the registration of labour; the operations of the public employment centres; collection and publication of information regarding employment trends and opportunities; maintenance of peaceful relations between workers and employers; inspection of industries and condition of labour.  The Regional Labour Office is also responsible for the supervision of the district labour offices and employment centres in the region.


History and Functions The Labour Department was established in the country on April, 1932, in Kumasi, as a result of a preliminary survey in respect of labour conditions in the Gold Coast.  The survey was made by Captain J. R. Dickinson, M.C., a British Trade Unionist at the request of the colonial government.  Captain Dickinson was appointed to head the newly established Labour Department with the designation of Chief Inspector of Labour.

In 1953, three Labour Exchange (now known as Public Employment Centres) were established in Accra, Kumasi and Sekondi-Takoradi.  Additional 16 Labour Offices or Labour Advice Centres were opened in other parts of the country which included Sunyani Labour Advice Office in 1957, which later became the Sunyani District Labour Office.

The office is responsible for the enforcement of legal provisions, and for the supervision of the activities of the activities with regarding to labour in the district.  It’s functions cover the registration of labour; compilation of  labour reports and statistics and the administration of workers compensation and labour complaints in the district.


History and Functions

The Regional Ministry of Health (RMOH) was established at Sunyani in February, 1963 with a Principal Medical Officer as its head.  The functions of RMOH, Brong Ahafo was before 1963 being performed by the Regional Ministry of Health in Kumasi which was responsible for both Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions.

The office is responsible for providing integrated health services for the region.  The activities of the office are geared to the prevention of diseases, the promotion of health and medical care in the region.  The office co-ordinates and supervises the work of the health institutions (hospitals, clinics, health centres and District Ministry of Health) in the region.  The RMOH also promotes the implementation of government health policies and monitor them. The office is headed by a regional director who is a professional medical doctor.


History and Functions

The present Sunyani government hospital was officially opened in 1929.  It was established during the colonial administration to cater for the European officers and the natives.  The hospital provides in-patient and out-patient care services.  The services include pharmacy, physiotherapy and radiography.  It is a regional hospital and the main referral hospital in the Brong Ahafo region.  The hospital is headed by a principal medical officer.  He is assisted in the administration of the hospital by the hospital secretary who is responsible for the day to day administration.


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History and Functions

The Post and Telecommunications Corporation was established under the Posts and Telecommunications Corporation Decree, 1975 (NRCD 311).  The objects of the P&T Corporation among others are the establishment and operation of postal services; money and postal order services; inland and external telephone services; internal and external radio communication.  It was formerly a civil service organization known as Post and Telecommunication Department.  It is responsible for the installation and maintenance of the radio communication and telephone and telegraph networks in the region.  The Corporation also handles the distribution of mails and telegrams in the region.  The postal section is headed by a Senior Controller of Posts.


History and Functions

The Forestry Department was established by the Forest Ordinance Captain 157.  The Forestry Office was established in July, 1932.  Originally, the office was established to control and manage eight established forest reserves and any other forest reserves which may be created in the division.  During the British colonial administration in Ashanti the office was under the supervision of the Provincial Forestry Officer in Kumasi.

Currently, the Forestry Department is one of the four divisions of Ghana Forestry Commission.  The Regional Forestry Office is responsible for the general forestry conservation in Brong Ahafo region.  The office liaises with the Regional Secretariat of the Lands commission in matters of land use.  The office is headed by the Regional Forestry Officer.  The office coordinates the activities of the forestry districts in the region


History and Functions

The Forestry Training School was transferred from Kumasi to Sunyani in 1943.  The School of Forestry was a part of a combined Agriculture Forestry course established at the Cadbury Hall, Kumasi in 1922.  The two courses, agriculture and forestry, were separated, the agricultural section became Kwadaso Agriculture College and the forestry section became the School of Forestry at Sunyani.  The school is the oldest higher institution in the region. 

The function of the school is to train technical officers for the Forestry Department.  The Department of Game and Wildlife and the Forest Product Research institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Institute (C.S.I.R.) regularly sponsor some students for training.  Students from other English speaking African countries also participate in the training.  The school organises a refresher course for the serving technical officers and forest guards.  The principal of the school is de facto the training officer for the Forestry Department in Ghana.


History and Functions

The Cocoa Division started as a special unit of the Department of Agriculture in the late 1930s primarily to handle disease on cocoa farms in the country.  In 1941, the special unit was named Statistics and Survey Unit (SSU) with a wider responsibility of estimating the estimating the extent of swollen shoot disease.  In 1946, the unit was renamed Survey and Swollen Shoot Unit (SSSU).

In 1948, the unit was re-organised under two separate divisions, namely Cocoa Disease and Rehabilitation Division (CDCRD) and Department of Cocoa Rehabilitation (DCR).  The latter division was to control swollen shoot disease in the Eastern Province of the Gold Coast colony and to administer the compensation for rehabilitation to farmers in the province.  The activities of DCR was thus limited to then Eastern Province.  The CDCRD was charged with the responsibility of controlling swollen shoot in the remaining cocoa-growing areas in the country including Brong Ahafo region. 

In 1957, DCR and CDCRD were merged and renamed Cocoa Industry Division (CID).  The functions of the division were expanded to cover – the control of diseases and pests; rehabilitation; the supply of cocoa seeds and planting materials; and technical advice to cocoa farmers.

In 1962, CID was abolished and its staff transferred to the State Farms Corporation (SFC) and the United Ghana Farmers’ Cooperative Council (UGFCC).  In 1964, the division was re-established within the Ministry of Agriculture The and renamed the Cocoa Division.  It was to perform the same function as before with the following addition – the distribution and sale of spraying machines and insecticides to cocoa farmers, and the repair and service of the spraying of machines.


History and Functions

The Regional Valuation Office was formally established in Sunyani in early 1973 with Mr. M. Boateng, a Senior Technical Officer as the head of the new established regional office.  The Valuation Division of Ministry of Local Government was responsible for the valuation of all buildings throughout the country to facilitate the imposition of property rate by the local authorities.

The Regional Valuation Office was responsible for the supervision of the valuation of buildings in the urban, district and local councils in the region.  In 1982, the Valuation Division of the Ministry of Local Government and the Valuation Division of the Lands Department amalgamated to form the Land Valuation Board under Section 43 of the PNDC Law 42 of 1982.  With the establishment of the board the Regional Valuation Office of the Ministry of Local Government ceased to exist and it is replaced by the Regional Valuation Board.


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History and Functions

The Information Services Department (ISD) evolved from organisation  established in 1939 as a branch of the Government Secretariat to convey to the people of the Gold Coast news and pictures on the progress of the World War II (1939-1945).  After the war, it was renamed the Public Relation Department.

In 1949 the Department was re-organised under the name, Department of Information Services.  In 1966 after the February 24 Revolution, the Department was merged with existing Ministry of Information and became the central publicity agent of the Government.  Early in March, 1971 the Ministry was split up.  The Ministry proper was renamed Public Relations Secretariat and the Department of the Public Relations.  After the 13th January Revolution (1972) the name was changed to the Information Services Department.

The Department has the responsibility of explaining the aims and policies of the Government to the people of Ghana and the world at large.  It issue press releases and government statements.  It handles on behalf of other ministries and departments public relation and publicity matters.

The regional information section comprises of the Regional and District Offices, Citizens Advice Bureau, Information Centres and General Services Section.  The regional office of the Department is headed by the Regional Information Officer who maintained close liaison with the Office of the Regional Administration and acts as public relation services agency for all government departments and other institutions in the region.  The office also supervises the district information offices in the region.



This group of records consists of records created or received by the Regional Administrative Office and records it inherited from its predecessors – the offices of the Chief Commissioner of Ashanti, the Western Provincial Commissioner of Ashanti and the Regional Officer of Ashanti region.  However, some of the earlier records created by the predecessors are held in the repositories of the Central Archives, Accra and Regional Archives in Kumasi.  The records which have the total length of 67 linear feet cover the period 1935 to 1982.

See Guide part 1 for the administrative history of Regional Administrative Office.  The RAO record group is divided into the following 21 record classes described below:

(BRG1/1)  (RAO.1) GENERAL RECORDS 1935 to 1980 6 lin.ft (60 Vols.)

These consist of letters, memoranda, reports, speeches, letters, electoral matters and other records of miscellaneous nature.  Searchers are advised to browse through the list of this class if they are unable to locate a subject of their research in the other class lists.  The records are chronologically arranged.

Access:  Access to these records are subject to the 30 year rule.


1959-1979 2 1in. ft. (17 Vols.)

These are records relating to lands and boundaries in the region that had come to the notice of the government or the regional administration.  They include matters relating Ghana/Ivory Coast border demarcation, and minutes of the Lands Commission.  They include matters of land tributes, stool lands and revenues, and acquisition of lands.

See also DAOS3; DAOW3; DAOG3 and DAOD3.

Access:  Subject to the 30 year rule but those with security classification are not opened to the public.


1958-1977   1 1in ft. (11 Vols.)

These are complaints, with or without supporting documents from organisations and individuals dealing with private and public matters.  These complaints were channeled through the regional administration or it was directed from the government for redress by the regional administration.  See also DAOS5; DAOW5; DAOG5 and DAOD5.

Access:  Subject to 30 year rule.


1959-1980   2 1in. Ft (11 Vols.)

These are petitions with or without supporting documents from organisations and individuals dealing with private and public matters.  They include petitions submitted to the Special Action Unit (SAU) branch attached to the regional administration.  The SAU was set up in June 1972 as part of the Office of the Chairman of National Redemption Council (NRC).  Its function was to follow up decisions and pronouncements and see to their implementation.  The regional SAU assisted the regional administration in expediting actions on petitions brought by individuals or organisations dealing with private and public matters.  The SAU records include complaints, petitions and reports of its investigations.

See also DAOS5; DAOW5; DAOG5; and DAOD5

Access:  Subject to the 30 year rule.


1959-1982  3 1in.  ft. (39 Vols.)

These are records relating to regional and district committees established to perform specific functions.  The records are made of correspondence, reports and minutes.  Bulk of the records deal with Regional and District Management Committees established during the National Liberation Council (NLC) era (1966-1969).  Other committees mentioned include Agricultural Development Roads Committee, Regional Economic Committee, Local Government Management Committee, Committee to honour the memory of the late ex-President Nkrumah, Town and Village committees, Regional Commodities Distribution Committee and People’s Defence Committee (PDC).  The record are chronologically arranged.

See Part 1 for the administrative history of the region from 1966-1969.

Access:  Subject to the 30 year rule.


1950-1981   4 1 in. ft (42 Vols.)

These are records relating to educational matters in the region.  They are mostly correspondence on primary and middle schools, secondary, technical and vocational schools and teacher training colleges in the region.  They include correspondence on Sunyani Forestry Training School, Ghana Academy of Sciences, Ghana Research Institute and Brong Ahafo United Sporting Club.  The files have been arranged in chronological order.

See also DAO8, DAOW8, DAOG8 and DAOD8.

Access:  Subject to the 30 year rule.


1953-1981  3 1 in. ft. (30 Vols.) These are reports from the regional administration, district administrative offices and some government departments.  They consist of monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports of the government institutions in the region.  They include regional progress reports to the cabinet, regional commissioner’s reports to the prime minister, situation reports in the districts and monthly reports on major events in the regions.  The reports are arranged chronologically.

Access:  Subject to the 30 year rule except those with security classification.


1948-1981   2 1in. ft. (28 Vols.)

These are records relating to health matters in the region.  These include correspondence on hospitals, clinics, health centres and health posts.  Included are records on committee on Indian Hemp and non-medical use of Amphetamines; and enquiry into allegations of inhuman treatment of patients.

See also SGH1 and  RMOH1

Access: Subject to the 30 year rule.



1951-1981      3 1 in. ft. (23 Vols.)

These are records relating to the government departments and institutions in the region.  They are mainly correspondence between the government organisations and the regional administrative office.  The institutions and departments involved include the courts, Industrial Development Corporation, National Archives of Ghana, National Council of  Ghana Women, Lands Department, Sunyani Prisons, Ghana Police Service, Workers Brigade, Central Bureau of Statistics, Ghana Muslim Council, Ghana Library Board, Regional Arts Council and the Sports Council.

Access:  Subject to the 30 year rule.



1960-1981    1 Lin.ft (19 Vols.)

These are records relating to non-governmental organisations.  They are mainly correspondence between the regional administration and these organisations.  Among some of the organisations are Ghana Horticultural Society, Association of Alcohol Distillers, Youth Movements, Voluntary Workcamps Associations of Ghana, religious organisations, farmers organisations, sporting clubs and the National Association of Local Councils.  The records highlight the activities of these organisations in the region.

Access:  Subject to the 30 year rule.



1951 – 1981                    5 Lin.ft (55 Vols.)

They are records relating to development and development projects in the region.  These records highlight the development of water supply, community centres, roads, trade and industries, ferries, Sunyani airstrip and airport, Abonsua park, Brick and file factory at Tanoso, Wenchi Tomato Factory, bridges and culverts, low cost houses, Sunyani central market and livestock production in the region.

Access:  Subject to the 30 year rule.


1959 – 1981                     3 Lin. ft  (41 Vols.)

These are records relating to political matters.  They include matters concerning political parties, political detainees, political rallies, confiscation of the properties of Convention People’s party (CPP) activists, members of parliament, working committee of the CPP, Kwame Nkrumah ideological institute, the freezing of assets of members of government (1972), equipment in Dr. K. A. Busia’s new building at Wenchi and seized properties by the National Redemption Council (NRC).  Included are the records created or received by the CPP political Attaché.  During the CPP government era (1960-1966) a political attaché was attached to the regional office to assist the regional commissioner specially on CPP affairs.  The attaché maintained liaison with the regional administration and the CPP.  The attached records marked ‘PA/BA’ are his correspondence with the districts, schools and other institutions in the region.

Access:   Subject to the 30 year rule.


1959 – 1981                                                   3 LIN. FT. (19Vols) These are records relating to the Cabinet Office of the President.  The cabinet records include cabinet newsletters, cabinet memoranda, agenda, decisions and extracts of cabinet minutes.  As a normal procedure these records should have been returned to the Cabinet Office for disposal.  These records were wrongly transferred to the regional archives and they are being kept as such.