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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

  • AKATSI N: Assembly to benefit from GHs541, 042.51 GSOP

    The Akatsi North District Assembly has been enrolled onto the Ghana Social Opportunity Project (GSOP) and due to start receiving its share of projects in 2015, the District Chief Executive for the area, James Gunu has announced.

  • AKATSI N: DCE acknowledges gong beaters

    The District Chief Executive of the Akatsi North District in the Volta Region, James Gunu has acknowledged and appreciated the contributions of Gong beaters in the district in information dissemination.

  • HO: Asogli Queenmothers honour midwives

    Queenmothers of Asogli State on Tuesday honoured nine midwives of the Ho Municipal Hospital for their efforts at reducing maternal mortality.

  • KETA: Assembly presents motorbikes for school supervision

    The Keta Municipal Assembly has presented 10 motorbikes to the municipal education directorate for distribution to circuit supervisors for effective supervision of schools for better performance in education.

  • KETA: NGO pilots e-Readers in the Volta Region

    Pencils of Promise (PoP), a for-purpose organization, has distributed 250 electronic readers to three basic schools in the Volta Region.

  • NORTH DAYI:Teacher absenteeism down

    Teacher absenteeism has decreased “drastically” in the North Dayi District between January and June this year, Mr John Kodzo Teku, District Director of Education has said.

  • AKATSI N: Assembly cuts sod for shopping mall project

    Togbe Bina Lawluvi VI, Paramount Chief of Ziope Tradional Area and Member of Council of State has cut sod for the commencement of construction of shopping mall at Ave-Dakpa in the Akatsi North District.

  • AKATSI N: Assembly acknowledges senior citizens

    The Akatsi North District Assembly is to place selected senior citizens on staff sub-committees at the district to ensure they impact the rich experiences they have gathered over the years on operations of the assembly.

  • KETU N: Assembly recognizes Senior Citizens

    Over three hundred senior citizens in the Ketu North District in the Volta Region were treated to variety of activities to this year’s republic day.

  • KADJEBI: Women make development complete-DCE

    The Kadjebi District Chief Executive (DCE) Mr. Jacob Alebinde Asogonnde has underscored the importance of harnessing the full potentials of women towards socio-economic development.



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