The Brong-Ahafo region was a region in southern Ghana. Brong-Ahafo was bordered to the north by the Black Volta river and to the east by the Lake Volta, and to the south by the Ashanti, Eastern and Western regions.
The Brong-Ahafo area was a Ghanaian territory in the south. The Black Volta river ran through Brong-Ahafo to the north, the Lake Volta to the east, and the Ashanti, Eastern, and Western regions to the south. Sunyani is the capital of Brong-Ahafo. Brong-Ahafo was formed from the then Western Ashanti on April 14, 1959, and is named after the main and native inhabitants, the Akans, Brong, and Ahafo. The area was divided into three regions, namely Bono, Bono East, and Ahafo, and ceased to exist in 2019, as a consequence of the 2018 Ghanaian new regions referendum.
Brong Ahafo is well-known for its enormous cocoa plantations and agriculture. Brong-Ahafo has more Akan cultural and wildlife features than the Ashanti or Central regions, but it is less well-known to tourists. Kintampo, with its waterfalls (Kintampo waterfalls) and nature reserves; Fiema, one of the communities that is home to the Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary (a short distance outside Sunyani); and national parks, Bui National Park and Digya National Park are just a few of the attractions in Brong-Ahafo.
The Ghana Permaculture Institute was founded by Paul Yeboah. The Ghana Permaculture Institute is a Techiman-based non-profit organization (Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana). The Institute’s mission is to teach people how to create and maintain stable food systems by implementing Permaculture sustainable practices that restore and protect local ecosystems while also improving the quality of life in rural and urban regions.
The University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), the Catholic University College of Ghana (CUCG), the Anglican University of Technology (AnguTech), and the College of Science, Arts and Education (CSAE), and Sunyani Technical University are among the universities in the area.
The area is known for producing a large number of elite athletes. Asamoah Gyan, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, and John Paintsil are just a few of the many well-known sporting figures from the region. Three of the 16 teams in Ghana’s elite division are now based in the region. The Dormaa Traditional Area’s traditional team, Aduana Stars F.C., is based in Dormaa Ahenkro. In 2009, they were promoted to the league for the first time, and in the same year, they won the Ghana Premier League. The Premier League was won by Berekum Chelsea F.C., a Berekum-based club, in 2010. The 2017 Ghanaian Premier League was won by Aduana Stars. Bechem United F.C. is the third Ghana Premier League team from the Brong-Ahafo Region.