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 Commonwealth University in London on Wednesday, 28th July, 2015 awarded the District Chief Executive of Twifo Hemang Lower Denkyira District, Hon. Francis Kofi Korankye Sakyi with doctorate degree in Public Administration (DPA).
Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development has urged heads of department and staff of the assemblies to protect and promote the integrity of the country to ensure development.
The District Chief Executive for Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa, Mr. Samuel Adom Botchway has disclosed that the Assembly is undertaking a vital project for drivers at Breman Kokoso by constructing a modern Lorry station in the area.
The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has dragged the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for Hemang Lower Denkyira constituency Bright Wireko Brobbey and 17 others to court for allegedly stealing fertilisers belonging to the board.
Professor Akwasi Asabere – Amayaw, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, has called on current generation to plan and create for themselves an appropriate quality environment to sustain and improve its current state.
More orphans and vulnerable children in the Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District in the Central Region will soon be offered a helping hand to enable these needy children further their education to preferred levels.