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.
James Gunu, Akatsi-North District Chief Executive, (DCE), Thursday observed that votes of the youth swinging whichever way would decide the victory in the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Ghana.
The Akatsi North District Security Committee (DISEC) has summoned the district manager of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Mr. Mack Ekor to brief it on the load shedding arrangements for the area before, during and after the Christmas and New Year festivities.
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) Volta Regional Directorate, in collaboration with the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has started a client-centred approach to tackle maternal and infant mortality and morbidity in the Region.
The First Lady, Mrs Lordina Mahama has called for the strengthening of midwifery education to provide innovative, evidence-based and cost effective quality care to women, children and the society at large.