Location of Eastern Region in Ghana
|• Regional Minister||Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong|
|• Total||19,323 km2 (7,461 sq mi)|
|Area rank||Ranked 6th|
|• Rank||Ranked 3rd|
|• Density||140/km2 (350/sq mi)|
|• Per capita||$5,150|
|• Per capita||$2,500|
|ISO 3166 code||GH-EP|
|HDI (2017)||0.590 |
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.
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.
The region also boasts of some quality basic schools such as Hecta School Complex, established in 1962, and others.
Achiase District was carved out of the existing Birim South District and inaugurated on 22 February 2019.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. 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.
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).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:
|District||Capital||Constituency||Member of Parliament||Party|
|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|
|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|
|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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|2||Seth Terkper||Krobo Odumase|
|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|
|11||Samuel Atta Akyea||Kibi|
|12||Hackman Owusu Agyemang||Koforidua|
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