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.
Madam Mavis Ama Frimpong, the Eastern Regional Deputy Minister has picked form to contest the parliamentary primaries on the ticket of the ruling National Democratic congress in the Abirem Constituency.
In an attempt to boost agriculture and increase crop yields in the Krobo area, farmers in Poponya and Kponokle; both rural areas in the Yilo Krobo Municipality , will soon be benefitting from two irrigation facilities to enhance their farming systems.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has caution the public to ignore any persons or group of persons that come round to collect their Voter’s ID card or they should report such persons to the nearest EC office or police station.