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, the Eastern Regional Minister has disclosed that the Region is trailing in cocoa production due to the destruction of farmlands and plantations by illegal mining (galamsey) activities.
Despite the recent hitches in the adulterated palm oil saga, palm oil sellers in the Koforidua Central Business Town in the New Juaben Municipality still holds the view that their products are of good quality and safe for public consumption.
The Chief of Korley NKwanta Nene Dade Mantse Kofi Boateng I, has appealed to the government to speed-up the implementation of sanitation laws that will see to the arrest of every citizenry who will flout on sanitation exercises.
The Municipal Chief Executive of the New Juaben Municipal Assembly; Dr. Kwaku Owusu Acheampong has urged citizens in the municipality to fulfill their tax obligations so as to enable the assembly achieve its core mandate.
The elected Assembly Members and Government Appointees of the New Juaben Municipal Assembly have been advised to assist revenue collectors in the collection of taxes, fees, property rates and others which create revenues to the assembly to help in the development of the Municipality.