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.
The Swedru Holy Qur’an four unit classroom block with a staff common room, a library and an Information and Communication Technology centre has been inaugurated for tr’an Basic School in the Central Region.
The chiefs and people of Agona Duakwa, have staged a massive demonstration against the change of site for the construction of aCommunity Senior High School by government from the town to Namawura in the same district.
Gomoa Gyaman in the Gomoa East District in the Central Region is among the first 50 districts to benefit from the government’s programme to construct 200 community senior high schools (SHSs) across the country by 2016.
The Twifo Atti-Morkwa District Assembly Members has organised a Capacity Building on Leadership workshop for members of the Assembly with call on members to be serious in whatever leadership roles in their electoral areas.