The Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Area, with Sekondi as the administrative capital, occupies the south-eastern part of Western Region. It shares boundaries with Ahanta West, Shama and Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem Municipal. It is located on the coast, about 200km west of Accra.
This makes it the smallest, but easily the most highly developed of the 13 districts of the Western Region. Indeed, it is the third largest metropolis in the whole of Ghana. Close to Takoradi Polytechnic, the Konsaworado flows towards the Buthia lagoon, creating an extensive, beautiful marshland. The Essei lagoon lies between Ekuase and Takoradi.
Five assemblies in the Western Region are to benefit from the land use component of the second phase of the Land Use, Planning and Management Project (LUPMP-2), Mr Mohammed Alhassan, a Senior Town Planning Officer, said yesterday.