South Tongu is one of the twenty five (25) Municipalities and Districts in the Volta Region of Ghana. The administrative capital of the District is Sogakofe.The District shares boundaries with the Central Tongu District to the north and north-west, the Akatsi South District to the north-east, Keta Municipal to the south and the Dangbe-East District to the west and south-west. The main river draining the district is the Volta, which runs along its western border, but it is also drained by numerous streams, prominent among them being the Chinni and Todzi, with a large number of lagoons in the southern sector of the District.
The District lies within the wet semi-equatorial and dry equatorial climatic zones, which are very good for livestock production. The coastal strip is covered by swamp and mangrove vegetation. South Tongu had an estimated population of 87,766 as at 1994 and this is growing by some 2.5% per annum. This is faster than the regional growth rate of two percent but lower than the national one of three percent.
The Presiding Member of the South Tongu District Assembly, Mr. John Sedo Agbemabiese has strongly condemned the spirit of division crippling into members which has the tendency of drawing their developmental efforts back.
Mr. Samuel Mawuko Eworyi, South Tongu District Chief Executive, has cut a sod for work to start on a three-unit classroom block, an office, a storeroom, a common room and a toilet facility for two communities.
Chairman of this year’s 29th celebration of the National Farmers’ Day, Togbe Patamia Gekle II, and Paramount Chief of Mepe has made a special appeal to government to put premium on agriculture as a way of ensuring food security of the citizens.
All roads lead to Sogakope in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region today as the nation sets to honour its gallant farmers and fisher folks for the critical role they play in feeding the nation.