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Hon. Ebenezer Kwadwo Teye Addo
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The Central Region was historically part of the Western Region until 1970 when it was carved out just before the 1970 Population Census. It occupies an area of 9,826 square kilometres or 4.1 per cent of Ghana’s land area, making it the third smallest in area after Greater Accra and Upper East. It shares common boundaries with Western Region on the west, Ashanti and Eastern Regions on the north, and Greater Accra Region on the east. On the south is the 168-kilometre length Atlantic Ocean (Gulf of Guinea) coastline.

The region was the first area in the country to make contact with the Europeans. Its capital, Cape Coast, was also the capital of the Gold Coast until 1877, when the capital was moved to Accra. It was in the castle of Cape Coast that the historic Bond of 1844 was signed between the British and the Fante Confederation.

In all, there are about 32 major festivals in the region. Notable among these are the Aboakyer at Winneba, Fetu at Cape Coast and Bakatue at Elmina.

The region has two Universities - University of Cape Coast and the University of Education, Winneba. The Cape Coast Municipality has excellent educational institutions like Mfantsipim School, St. Augustine’s College, Wesley Girls High School, Adisadel College and Holy Child that have produced some of the prominent citizens in the country.

some stories in this region

  • TWIFO:Assembly staff gets Education on HR Management Information System

    The Human Resource Department of theTwifo Atti-Morkwa District Assembly had organised one day orientation programme for its staff on the management information system of the Department.

  • KEEA: Gov’t secures $35m for Komenda sugar factory

    The Ministry of Trade and Industry has secured a $35-million Indian Exim Bank facility to establish a new sugar factory at Komenda.

  • AJUMAKO: District to expand revenue base

    The Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District (A.E.E.D.) Assembly in the Central Region, has initiated measures aimed at expanding its revenue base for development purposes.

  • AJUMAKO: We need positive attitude to increase revenue

    District Chief Executive of the Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam District, Peter Light Koomson has observed that with the right attitude and commitment on the part of revenue collectors and adoption of new techniques by management, the assembly would be able to meet its revenue targets.

  • AJUMAKO: World Bank to support water expansion projects

    Some selected deprived communities in the Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam District in the Central Region have been earmarked to benefit from potable water expansion program to be carried out in the district.

  • AGONA W: Assembly presents furniture to schools

    The Agona West Municipal Assembly on Thursday presented 250 tables and chairs to Swedru School of Business (SWESBUS) and Nyakrom Secondary Technical School.

  • CAPE COAST: Sand winners destroy beaches in C/R

    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.

  • ABURA: Aburaman SHS cries for help

    The Headmistress of Aburaman Senior High School, Madam Alberta Obiriwa Rigg-Stewart, has appealed to the government, non-governmental organizations and private companies to assist the School to complete the water project it started a year ago.

  • CAPE C: GIPC urges MMDAs to develop ideas for investment

    The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has called on Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the Central Region to develop new investment ideas to promote investment.

  • ABURA:13 schools receive new desks

    The District Chief Executive of Abura Asebu Kwamankese together with the education directorate has distributed 400 dual desks to thirteen selected schools in the district.

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