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.
Mr Antwi Boasiako-Sekyere, Eastern Regional Minister, has called on Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to collaborate effectively with the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) to strengthen the National Statistical System.
Mr Antwi-Boasiako Sekyere, Eastern Regional Minister, has proposed that teachers should be equipped with managerial skills to be better placed to produce qualified and disciplined students for the country.
Mr Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuiye, a Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, says government is committed to adopt a multi-faceted approach to address some of the shortfalls in the labour front.