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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

  • HOHOE: Gov’t allocates rice production targets to regions

    Mr Kofi Humado, Minister of Food and Agriculture has announced that government has allocated rice production targets to all regions in the country to become self-sufficient by 2017.

  • SOUTH TONGU: PM speaks against division among members

    The Presiding Member of the South Tongu District Assembly, Mr. John Sedo Agbemabiese has strongly condemned the spirit of division crippling into members which has the tendency of drawing their developmental efforts back.

  • HO: Assemblies asked to prepare special budgets

    Participants at a days forum on maternal health in Ho have urged Metropolitan, Municipal and District assemblies to prepare special budgets to promote maternal health in their areas.

  • KADJEBI: DCE donates to rain storm victims

    The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Kadjebi district, Jacob Alebinde  Asogonnde in fact exhibited genuine concern and love for the victims of the Ahamansu rain storm disaster that occurred on Sunday, 1st April, 2014.

  • KPANDO: Assembly honours financial commitment to PWDs

    The Kpando Municipal Assembly (KpMA) has pledged its continued commitment to introducing multi-sectoral programmes, to sensitise People With Disabilities (PWDs) on their rights, obligations and potentials, through literacy campaigns and other activities.

  • KETU N: Life Time Well collaborates with assembly to provide boreholes

    An ambitious plan to provide potable water to all communities in the Ketu North District has so far seen significant impact with the drilling of one hundred and seventy boreholes (170).

  • AKATSI N: More economic infrastructure in the offing

    Strong revenue base of district assemblies is a sure way to tackling developmental challenges confronting communities in the various assemblies. As such, various assemblies continue to adopt strategies to increase funds towards their developmental plans.

  • KETU N: Assembly institutes award for schools, students

    Stakeholders in the education sector in the Ketu North District in the Volta Region led by the District Assembly and the District Directorate of Education have shifted their attention to rewarding hard work of schools and individual students as step towards arresting the falling standard of education in the district.

  • KETU N: Disabled persons receive GHs48, 568.74

    Eighty-three Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in the Ketu North District in the Volta Region were given assistance through the Persons With Disability Fund ((PWF) last year, District Chief Executive, Claver Kofi Lawson has said.

  • KETU S: Newly-installed chief plegdes to transform Aflao

    Torgbui Adzagba the first, the newly-installed Development Chief of Aflao has affirmed his commitment and readiness to develop and transform Aflao to enable the area unearth its economic potential.



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