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Hon. Helen Ntoso
Hon. Francis Ganyaglo

With the exception of the south, most part of the region  that is north from Ho, was part of the German colony of Togoland. The south most part, which was first colonized by the Danes and later on transferred to the British, was administered as part of the Gold Coast, now Ghana.

After the defeat of the Germans in World War I, the German colony of Togoland was partitioned. One portion was placed under the protectorate of Britain and became known as the British Togo. The other, under French protectorate, became the French Togo, now the Republic of Togo.

Both Togo under the British protectorate and Togo under the French protectorate were under the umbrella and supervision of the Trusteeship Council of the League of Nations, now the United Nations.

While Togoland under French Trusteeship was administered by its own Governor appointed by the French, the British protectorate of Togoland, later to be known as the Trans-Volta Togo (TVT), and then as the Volta Region (VR), was administered by the Governor of the Gold Coast who reported on the British protectorate directly to the Trusteeship Council of the League of Nations, now the United Nation (U.N). In 1954, the U.N sent a Visiting Team to the British Togoland. This team recommended a plebiscite to be held in 1956 to decide on the wishes of the people on the issues of whether the Trust Territory should be integrated into, or secede from, the Gold Coast.

some stories in this region

  • JASIKAN: Alavanyo/Nkonya chiefs apologize to Prez Mahama

    The Paramount Chiefs of Alavanyo and Nkonya have apologised to the President John Mahama for disappointing him and failing to keep their promise to him to keep the peace there.

  • AKATSI N: Akatsi North NPP reacts to PAC

    Mr Alex Adenyo, Akatsi North Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has debunked claims that the District is the best performing district in the Volta Region for 2014.

  • KETA:Anyako cries for water

    The chiefs and people of Anyako in the Keta Municipality in the Volta Region have appealed to the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing to authorise the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), to take over the management of the Anyako water system.

  • S TONGU:Nurses evacuated for funeral guests

    Mrs. Helen Sarpong-Akorsah, South Tongu District Director of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has lamented about the practice among communities in the area to demand that nurses manning CHPs Compounds vacated their residential accommodations for guests during funerals.

  • HO:Local government must revolve around chieftaincy

    Some Civil Society Advocates in Volta Region said it is time the chieftaincy institution is brought from the margins to the centre of Ghana’s Local Government system.

  • HO:Gov’t Is Not Taking Voltarians For Granted

    Madam Helen Ntoso, Volta Regional Minister, on Thursday said the region was receiving its “fair share” of projects in areas like roads, health, agriculture and education and was not being taken for granted.

  • KETA:Communities urged to revive communal labour spirit

    The Executive Director of The Young Shall Grow International (TYSGI), Mr Silvanus Vordzorgbe has observed that the waning communal spirit among Ghanaians is retarding the growth and development of the nation.

  • AKATSI N:DCE blames tradition for slow progress

    Mr James Gunu, the Akatsi-North District Chief Executive, has blamed tradition partly for the many impediments in the fight against domestic violence in the country.

  • AKATSI N:DCE proposes agriculture focused bank

    Mr James Gunu, Akatsi-North District Chief Executive (DCE) has proposed an essentially agricultural sector funding Rural Bank, to tackle the very low access of farmers to credit in the area.

  • AKATSI N: “Watch out for Akatsi North in next DLT”- DCE

    The District Chief Executive for Akatsi North, James Gunu has urged the public to watch out for the Akatsi North District in the next District League Table.

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