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 Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, MAdam Mavis Ama Frimpong with the Birim North District Chief Executive, Mr. Paul Aboagye Dadzie made a donation of some items to the newly established Amuana Praso Seniro High School at a durbar organized in their honor by the Chief of Amuana Praso and his council of elders at the school’s premises on the 30th of September 2015.
The Deputy Eastern Regional Minister Mavis Ama Frimpong has called on the traditional leaders of Koforidua – Effiduase and beyond to reconsider their dates for social events since it has being coinciding with the National Sanitation Days.
Akoase Methodist Basic School will be boasting of a new three unit classroom block in the next six months time, this was promised by the District Chief Executive, Hon. Paul Aboagye Dadzie during a ceremony to hand over the project to the contractor.
In pursuance of the assembly’s action plan towards infrastructural development in the educational sector and as well provide congenial atmosphere for enhanced teaching and learning in the district led to a sod cutting ceremony for the construction of six unit classroom block at Addokrom.
The Headmistress of Asikasu Presbyterian L.A Primary School, Madam Comfort Yeboah has passionately appealed to the New Juaben Municipal Assembly to construct an ancillary facility as a matter of urgency for the people of Asikasu community to prevent them from using the classrooms as washroom.
As part of encouraging and motivating fresh school going pupils for their early childhood education as well as increasing enrollment and retaining them in schools the government has mark a day to grace their first day in school, named “My First Day At School” Celebration.