Eastern Region (Ghana)

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Eastern Region
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Location of Eastern Region in Ghana
Country Ghana
Capital Koforidua
Districts26
Government
   Regional Minister Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong [1]
Area
  Total19,323 km2 (7,461 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 6th
Population
 (2010 Census)
  Total2,633,154
  Rank Ranked 3rd
  Density140/km2 (350/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)
  Year2013
  Per capita$5,150
GDP (Nominal)
  Year2013
  Per capita$2,500
Time zone GMT
Area code(s) 034
ISO 3166 code GH-EP
HDI (2017)0.590 [2]
medium · 5th

The Eastern Region is located in south Ghana and is one of the sixteen administrative regions of Ghana. Eastern region is bordered to the east by the Lake Volta, to the north by Bono East Region and Ashanti region, to the west by Ashanti region, to the south by Central region and Greater Accra Region. Akans are the dominant inhabitants and natives of Eastern region and Akan, Ewe, Krobo, Hausa and English are the main spoken languages. The capital town of Eastern Region is Koforidua.The Eastern region is the location of the Akosombo dam and the economy of the Eastern region is dominated by its high-capacity electricity generation. Eastern region covers an area of 19,323 square kilometres, which is about 8.1% of Ghana's total landform. [3]

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Hydro project

High-capacity electricity generation Akosombo Hydroelectric Project contains three main tributaries: the Black Volta; the White Volta and the Red Volta and the Akosombo Hydroelectric Project flows into the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean. [4]

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Wide dynamic range of Akosombo Hydroelectric Project: hydroelectric dam on Lake Volta in Akosombo, Eastern region, Akosombo canyon. The construction of the dam in the Volta Basin resulted in the subsequent creation of Lake Volta. [4] Lake Volta is the Earth's largest man-made lake and artificial lake, covering 8,502 square kilometres (3,283 sq mi), which is 3.6% of Ghana's landform. [4]

Education

Secondary (High) Schools

  • Abetifi Presbyterian senior High School
  • Abetifi technical school
  • Abetifi vocational institute
  • Abuakwa state collage
  • Abuakwa State College
  • Aburi Girls' Senior High School
  • Aburi Presby Senior High
  • Adeisu Presbyterian Senior High School
  • Adonten Senior High School
  • Adukrom Presbyterian Senior High Technical School
  • Akim Oda Senior High School
  • Akim Achiase Senior High School
  • Akim Swedru Senior High School
  • Akro Sectech, Odumase Krobo
  • Akwamuman Senior High School
  • Akosombo International School
  • Anum Presby Senior High School
  • Asafo senior high
  • Asamankese Senior High School
  • Asesewa Senior High School
  • Akuse methodist senior high school
  • Akro senior high School
  • Asuom Senior High School
  • Begoro Presbyterian Senior High School
  • Benkum Senior High School
  • Boso Senior High Tech School
  • Donkorkrom Agric Senior High School
  • Ghana Senior High School, Koforidua
  • H'Mount Sinai Senior High School
  • Islamic girls senior high
  • Kibi Secondary Technical Senior High School
  • Kibi Technical Institute
  • Klo Agogo Senior High School
  • Koforidua Senior High Technical School
  • Krobo Girls Senior High School
  • Kwabeng Anglican Senior High and Technical School
  • Legacy Girls' College, Akuse
  • Mangoase Senior High School
  • Manya Krobo Senior High School
  • Methodist Girls' High School (Mamfe)
  • Akuse Methodist Senior High Technical School
  • Mpraeso Senior High School
  • New Abirem Senior High School
  • New Juaben Senior High Commercial School
  • New Nsutam Senior High School
  • Nifa Senior High School
  • Nkawkaw Senior High School
  • Nkwatia Presby Senior High School
  • Nsawam Senior High school
  • Ofori Panin Senior High School
  • Okuapeman Senior High School
  • Osino Senior High School
  • Oti Boateng Senior High School
  • Oyoko Methodist Senior High School
  • Presbyterian High School Mampong
  • Pope John Senior High School and Minor Seminary
  • Saint Francis Senior High School
  • Saviour Senior High School
  • Sekyere Senior High School
  • Somanya Senior High Technical School.
  • St Fidelis Senior High School
  • St Matins Senior High School
  • St Paul's Senior Secondary School
  • St. Peter's Boys Senior High School
  • St Roses Senior High (Akwatia)
  • St Stephens senior and technical
  • St Thomas Senior High Technical School, Asamankese
  • Suhum Presbyterian Senior High School
  • Suhum Senior High and technical School
  • W.B.M.Zion Senior High School, Old Tafo,
  • Yilo Krobo Senior High School

The region also boasts of some quality basic schools such as Hecta School Complex, established in 1962, and others.

Colleges

Universities

Districts

District changes

Achiase District was carved out of the existing Birim South District and inaugurated on 22 February 2019. [5] The Afram Plains District has since been split into two and renamed as Kwahu Afram Plains North District with its capital being Donkorkrom and Kwahu Afram Plains South District with its capital also being Tease. [6] The Akuapim South District, East Akim District and Kwahu West Districts have been upgraded to Municipal status with the addition of Birim Central Municipal District which is entirely new. Other new districts include Akyemansa District and Kwahu East District. The Manya Krobo District has been split into Lower Manya Krobo District and Upper Manya Krobo District. [7]

Administrative divisions

The political administration of the region is through the local government system. Under this administration system, the region is divided into 33 MMDA's (made up of 0 Metropolitan, 13 Municipal and 20 Ordinary Assemblies). [8] Each District, Municipal or Metropolitan Assembly, is administered by a Chief Executive, representing the central government but deriving authority from an Assembly headed by a presiding member elected from among the members themselves. The MMDA's were increased from 9 to 15 in 1988; then from 15 to 17 in 2004; then from 17 to 21 in 2008; then from 21 to 26 in 2012; and recently from 26 to 33 in 2018. The current list is as follows:

DistrictCapitalConstituencyMember of ParliamentParty
Abuakwa North Municipal Kukurantumi Abuakwa North Gifty Twum Ampofo NPP
Abuakwa South Municipal Kibi Abuakwa South Samuel Atta Akyea NPP
Achiase Achiase Achiase Kofi Ahenkorah Marfo NPP
Akuapim North Municipal Akropong Akropong Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah Adjei NPP
Akuapim South Aburi Akwapim South Osei Bonsu Amoah NPP
Akyemansa Ofoase Ofoase-Ayirebi Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah NPP
Asene Manso Akroso Manso Asene Akroso Manso George Kwame Aboagye NPP
Asuogyaman Atimpoku Asuogyaman Thomas Nyarko Ampem NDC
Atiwa East Anyinam Atiwa East Abena Osei Asare NPP
Atiwa West Kwabeng Atiwa West Kwesi Amoako Atta NPP
Ayensuano Coaltar Ayensuano Addi Safori Teddy NDC
Birim Central Municipal Akim Oda Akim Oda Alexander Akwasi Acquah NPP
Birim North New Abirem Abirem John Frimpong Osei NPP
Birim South Akim Swedru Akim Swedru Kennedy Osei Nyarko NPP
Denkyembour Akwatia Akwatia Henry Yiadom Boakye NDC
Fanteakwa North Begoro Fanteakwa North Kwabena Amankwa Asiamah NPP
Fanteakwa South Osino Fanteakwa South Kofi Okyere-Agyekum NPP
Kwaebibirem Municipal Kade Kade Alexander Agyare NPP
Kwahu Afram Plains North Donkorkrom Afram Plains North Betty Crosby Mensah NDC
Kwahu Afram Plains South Tease, Ghana Afram Plains South Joseph Appiah Boateng NDC
Kwahu East Abetifi Abetifi Bryan Achemapong NPP
Kwahu South Mpraeso Mpraeso Davis Ansah Opoku NPP
Kwahu West Municipal Nkawkaw Nkawkaw Joseph Frimpong NPP
Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Krobo Odumase Lower Manya Ebenezer Okletey Terlabi NDC
New Juaben North Municipal Effiduase New Juaben North Kwasi Boateng Adjei NPP
New Juaben South Municipal Koforidua New Juaben South Michael Okyere Baafi NPP
Nsawam Adoagyire Municipal Nsawam Nsawam Adoagyiri Frank Annoh-Dompreh NPP
Okere Adukrom Okere Daniel Botwe NPP
Suhum Municipal Suhum Suhum Kwadjo Asante NPP
Upper Manya Krobo Asesewa Upper Manya Bismark Tetteh Nyarko NDC
Upper West Akim Adeiso Upper West Akim Frederick Obeng Adom NPP
West Akim Municipal Asamankese Lower West Akim Charles Acheampong NPP
Yilo Krobo Municipal Somanya Yilo Krobo Albert Tetteh Nyakotey NDC
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Districts of the Eastern Region

Culture

Tourist Sites

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Shai Hills Resource Reserve

Famous native citizens

Famous native citizens of Eastern region
#CitizenSettlement
1 Nana Akufo-Addo Kibi
2 Seth Terkper Krobo Odumase
3 George Boateng Nkawkaw
4 Dr. J. B. Danquah Kibi
5 Samuel Wilberforce Awuku-Darko Suhum
6 Frederick W. K. Akuffo Akropong
7 Thomas Teye Partey Krobo Odumase
8 Okyehemaa Nana Dokua Adutwumwaa Kibi
9 Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin Kibi
10 Ken Ofori-Atta Kibi
11 Samuel Atta Akyea Kibi
12 Hackman Owusu Agyemang Koforidua

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Geography of Ghana

Ghana is a West African country in Africa, along the Gulf of Guinea, just a few degrees north of the equator.

Koforidua City in Eastern Region, Ghana

Koforidua, also popularly known as K-dua or Kofcity, is a city and the capital of Eastern Region in southern Ghana. Koforidua was founded in 1875 by migrants from Ashanti. It is also called New Juaben. The city has a settlement city proper population of 183,727 people as of 2010, Koforidua is an amalgamation of two Municipalities; New Juaben North and South. The city has a blend of colonial and modern architecture.

Donkorkrom Town in Eastern Region

Donkorkrom is a town in south Ghana and is the capital of Kwahu Afram Plains North district, a district in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

Kwahu

Kwahu refers to an area and group of people that live in Ghana, part of the Twi-speaking Akan group. The region has been dubbed Asaase Aban, or the Natural Fortress, in view of its position as the highest habitable elevation in the country. Kwahu lies in the Eastern Region of Ghana, on the west shore of Lake Volta. The region is shared with their fellow Akans: the Akyem and Akuapem, as well as the Adangbe-Krobos. A significant migrant population from the Northern and Volta Regions and some indigenous Guans from the bordering Oti and Brong East Regions live in the Afram Plains area. They work as traders, farm-hands, fisherfolk, and caretakers in the fertile waterfront 'melting pot'.

Afram Plains District Former District in Ghana

Afram Plains District is a former district that was located in Eastern Region, Ghana. Originally created as an ordinary district assembly in 1988 when it was known as Kwahu North District, which was created from the former Kwahu District Council, until it was later renamed to become Afram Plains District in 1993. However on 19 June 2012, it was split off into two new districts: Kwahu Afram Plains North District and Kwahu Afram Plains South District. The district assembly was located in the northern part of Eastern Region and had Donkorkrom as its capital town.

Agogo, Ghana Town in Ghana

Agogo is a town in the Asante Akim North Municipal District of the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Agogo is approximately 80 kilometers east of Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Region, and had a population of 28,271 in the 2000 census. Computer projections estimate that the 2007 population was 32,859.

Pepease Village in Eastern Region, Ghana

Pepease is the second largest town in the Kwahu East District, in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

Kwahu Afram Plains North (district) District in Ghana

Kwahu Afram Plains North District is one of the thirty-three districts in Eastern Region, Ghana. Originally it was formerly part of the then-larger Kwahu North District in 1988, until the western part of the district was split off to create Kwahu Afram Plains South District on 19 June 2012; thus the remaining part has been renamed as Kwahu Afram Plains North District. The district assembly is located in the northern part of Eastern Region and has Donkorkrom as its capital town.

Asesewa Town in Eastern Region, Ghana

Asesewa is a small town and the district capital of Upper Manya Krobo district in the Eastern region of southern Ghana. Asesewa is a historic trading post. It has a mix of cultures who are from all over Ghana. It is located about 45 km from the regional capital of Eastern region, Koforidua.

Achiase Town in Eastern Region

Achiase is a town which doubles as the district capital of Achiase District which was carved out of the Birim South District in February 2019 in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Achiase is also referred to as Akim Achiase, Akyem Achiase or Akyem Akyease and officially, most documents refer to this town as Akim-Achiase. On Google maps, it is listed as Akyease. The Chief of Achiase (Achiasehene) is the 2nd In command of the Ninfa Division of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area. The Achiasehene, Daasebre Gyenin Kantan II, plays a critical role traditionally labeled Takwa which translates as Military Intelligence Unit and thus, his title is Takwahene in the Abuakwa Traditional Area which literally means Intelligence Chief. Achiase also houses a Military Jungle Warfare Training School for the Ghana Military named Seth Anthony Barracks. This military school also offers strategic training to corporate organisations which seek its services. Over the years, multinationals like MTN are among the corporate bodies who have been trained at this facility.

Akuse Town in Eastern Region, Ghana

Akuse is a town in the Lower Manya Krobo district of the Eastern Region of Ghana situated between Tema and Akosombo.

Abetifi Presbyterian College of Education is a teacher education college in Abetifi-Kwahu. The college is located in Eastern / Greater Accra zone. It is one of about 40 public colleges of education in Ghana. The college participated in the DFID-funded T-TEL programme.

Fritz Ramseyer Swiss missionary and builder

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Oklemekuku, Nene Azzu Mate Kole II,, known in private life as Frederick Lawer Mate Kole was a Ghanaian paramount chief and politician who served as the fourth monarch or king, Konor of the Manya Krobo Traditional Area in southeastern Ghana and reigned from 1939 to 1990.

Donkorkrom Presbyterian Hospital is a public hospital located in the Kwahu Afram Plains North District in the Eastern Region.

Kofi Agyare was a Ghanaian politician. He was the member of parliament for Akim Manso from 1965 to 1966.

Erasmus Isaac Kwesi Preko was a Ghanaian politician. He was a minister of state and a member of parliament during the first republic. He was the Minister of Fuel and Power from 1965 to 1966, the member of parliament for the Kwahu North constituency from 1954 to 1965, and later the member of parliament for the Afram constituency from 1965 to 1966.

Ghana Meteorological Agency Government organization in Accra, Ghana

GhanaMeteorologicalAgency (GMet) is a governmental agency under the Ministry of Communication mandated to offer weather and climate services, to analyze scientific research findings and provide guidance on climate change.

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