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Does regional reorganization have implications on socio-economic development? Understanding Ghana's experience

Anthony Nkrumah Agyabeng (Business Administration Department, University of Professional Studies, Acrra (UPSA), Accra, Ghana)

International Journal of Public Leadership

ISSN: 2056-4929

Article publication date: 11 March 2021

Issue publication date: 25 January 2022




The study aimed at examining the regional reorganization and its implications on socio-economic development on the people of Oti region, Ghana.


The study utilized both textual data and in-depth interviews in context. Purposive and convenience sampling techniques were used to select 35 participants from the Oti Region.


The study found some critical services, and public goods have been provided and established in Oti Region since its establishment. Furthermore, it was established that residents have mixed reactions in terms of their expectations of the establishment of the new region on their livelihoods.

Research limitations/implications

The conclusion and the outcome of this study cannot be generalized as a representation of the whole population of Oti Region due to a qualitative approach.

Practical implications

This study discovered country- and community-specific understanding, expectations and elucidations of socio-economic development.


The outcome of the study has expanded and further advanced the sparse literature in the domain, which could help politician and policymakers in future, policy direction and further help to ignite scholars' interest in the field in future



The author hereby acknowledges the fruitful suggestions provided by Dr Alexander Preko in shaping this manuscript.


Nkrumah Agyabeng, A. (2022), "Does regional reorganization have implications on socio-economic development? Understanding Ghana's experience", International Journal of Public Leadership, Vol. 18 No. 1, pp. 1-14.



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