The Eastern Region occupies a land area of 19,323 kilometres and constitutes 8.1 per cent of the total land area of Ghana. It is the sixth largest region in terms of land area. It lies between latitudes 6o and 7o North and between longitudes 1o30’ West and 0o30’ East. The region shares common boundaries with the Greater Accra, Central, Ashanti, Brong Ahafo and Volta Regions.
The region has four main geographical features, namely:
The Kwahu scarp with an elevation of 2,586 feet above sea level.
The Atiwa-Atwaredu Ranges near Kibi, reaching an elevation of 2,400 feet.
The Akuapem highland attaining an elevation of 1,530 feet which is the southern extension of the Togo-Atakora mountain ranges and
The isolated hills/mountains dotting the relatively low-lying plains to the south, notably the Krobo and the Yogaga mountains.
Severe casualties and loss of lives in most road accident encounter are caused by failure to wear seatbelts, however the Motor Traffic and Transport Department(MTTD) of the Ghana Police service in Koforidua has taken time to sensitize drivers and passengers to always wear seatblets when they are onboard in vehicles.
Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, has appealed to chiefs to mobilize their people to participate in the next edition of the National Sanitation Day (NSD) exercise scheduled for Saturday, April 4.
A Project Officer of SOS Children’s Village Family Strengthening Programme, Ms Patricia Mietona Kunchire, says water project remains crucial under the institution’s community development strategies targeted to improve the lives of people living in the communities.
Roads in Koforidua, the capital of the New Juaben Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region are to receive major facelift this year, the Municipal Chief Executive, Dr. Kwaku Owusu Acheampong has disclosed.