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.
In order to make the sanitation exercise more effective, the New Juaben Municipal Chief Executive; Kwabena Okyere Kusi has ordered the Municipal Environmental Health Officer to summon and prosecute all those who have flout the sanitation laws.
The New Juaben Municipal AIDS Committee has been inaugurated to work with other partners to embark on programmes to stop stigmatizations of AIDS victims, analyze prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS and also take steps to curb the HIV pandemic in the New Juaben Municipality.
The Municipal Chief Executive for the New Juaben Municipal Assembly’ Mr. Kwabena Okyere Kusi has asked the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAS) across the country to use dialogue and evidence based research methods to ensure development in their respective areas, since evidence based research involves the participation of the grassroots members.
A two hundred and nine thousand five hundred (209,500 GHC) office complex for the Donkorkrom Area Council has been commissioned at a colorful ceremony at Donkorkrom in the Kwahu Afram Plains North District in the Eastern Region.
Schools in Akuapem North in the Eastern Region have been forced to close down in a bid to prepare grounds for the final funeral rites of Oseadeeyo Addo Dankwa III, Paramount Chief of the Akuapem Traditional Area who passed on at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.