Keta Municipal, with Keta as the capital is one of the 25 administrative districts of the Volta Region. It was carved out of the former Anlo District, which also comprised Akatsi and Ketu Districts. The district lies within Longitudes 0.30E and 1.05E and Latitudes 5.45N and 6.005N. It is located east of the Volta estuary, about 160km to the east of Accra, off the Accra-Aflao main road. It shares common borders with Akatsi district to the north, Ketu district to the east, South Tongu district to the west and the Gulf of Guinea to the south.
Out of the total surface area of 1,086km2, approximately 362km2 (about 30 per cent) is covered by water bodies. The largest of these is Keta Lagoon, which is about 12 km at its widest section and 32km long. Hence, the remaining land area is only 724km2 a situation which creates severe constraints on access to land for development in the district. However, fishing and water transportation potentials exist.
Government of Ghana in partnership with Zoomlion Ghana Limited, is to establish an Industrial Salt Estate at Keta in the Volta Region, to produce sufficient volumes of salt to support the country’s petrochemical industry.
Chief Executive of the Keta Municipal Assembly, Sylvester Tornyeava has indicated that the assembly would endeavor to complete ongoing development projects that are at various stages of completion at the municipality.