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.
Government plans to increase the allowances of beneficiaries of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme, Nana Oye Lithur Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, has said.
The woes of students and teachers of Omanekrom in the Birim North District in the Eastern Region will soon be a thing of the past following the award of contract for the construction of a new modern classroom block.
Member of parliament for fanteakwa south constituency of the eastern region, Kofi Okyere Agyekum(Arafat) has pledged his commitment to the support of quality education and health care in his constituency.