The Cape Coast Metropolitan is also home to the regional capital of Central Region. The Metropolitan forms part of the Twenty (20) Mertopolitan, Municipalities and Districts in the Central Region of Ghana. The Metropolitan is bounded on the south by the Gulf of Guinea, west by Komenda / Edina / Eguafo /Abrem Municipal, east by the Abura/Asebu/Kwamankese District and north by the Twifu/Hemang/Lower Denkyira District. The Metropolis covers an area of 122 square kilometers and is the smallest metropolis in the country. The Administrative capital is Cape Coast.
Sand winning at beaches in the Central Region is not only destroying the environment but also hotels, restaurants and other investments along the coast. The inhabitants are, therefore, appealing to the Regional Police Command and the Environmental Protection Agency to assist in curbing the practice so as to save the Region from possible loss of beach front properties.
Mr Kwesi Oppong Fosu, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, has expressed concern about the slow pace of the integration of departments into Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).
Mr Akwasi Oppong-Fosu, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development on Tuesday said, Regional Coordinating Councils (RCC’s) have an important role to play in advancing local development through its coordination and monitoring activities.