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 directed all Districts Assemblies in the region to reactivate all statutory committees and sub committees of the Assemblies to enhance public participation in the decentralization programme.
The Koforidua Nursing and Midwifery Training College, has appealed to stakeholders, organizations and philanthropists, to assist the college to put up a boys’ hostel, to enable the college to admit more students.
The Kwahu Afram Plains North District Assembly has formed a task force to register all Fulani cattle owners and their cattle to enable the Assembly to collect rates from them and also to monitor their movement.
The Suhum Municipal Assembly in conjunction with Environmental Health and Syband Association, a Non-Governmental organisation (NGO), has started registering operators in the food industry to enable them undergo medical screening before selling to the public.
President John Dramani Mahama, on Saturday, directed that no Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies should provide permits to developers whose projects do not include toilet facilities in their building plans.
Mr. Mark Dwamena, Director for Links Center for Sustainable Development, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has aggressively called on Ghanaians to adopt attitudinal change on sanitation issues to help get rid of filth engulfed on our streets.