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.
The Municipal Chief Executive for the Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly, Andrews Sodah says the Assembly in conjunction with the Department of Agric is making frantic efforts to keenly shift agric from being a household activity into a rewarding and prominent economic venture.
The Upper Manya “Dadematsemei” Farmer Based Organization (FBO), with funding from the Business Support Advocacy Challenge (BUSAC) Fund, is to promote irrigation farming in the Upper Manya Krobo District.
The Eastern Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency EPA, Mr. Felix Addo-Okyireh , has appealed to the country’s judiciary to assist in the country’s quest to fighting illegal mining in the country.
District Chief Executive (DCE) for Kwaebibirem District in the Eastern Region, Emmanuel Reginald Aboagye Osae, has cautioned headmasters of all public schools to stop collecting unapproved fees from the final year students who will be sitting for the 2014 Basic Education Certificate Examination(BECE) in the district or face criminal charges.