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Volta Region

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Volta Region (or Volta), is one of Ghana's ten administrative regions, with Ho designated as its capital. It is located west of Republic of Togo and to the east of Lake Volta. Divided into 25 administrative districts, the region is multi-ethnic and multilingual, including groups such as the Ewe, the Guan, and the Akan peoples. The Guan peoples include the Lolobi, Likpe, Akpafu, Buem, and Nkonya people, et al.

Volta
Région de la Volta
Location of Volta in Ghana
Location of Volta in Ghana
CountryGhana
CapitalHo
Districts25
Government
 • Regional MinisterArchibald Yao Letsa[1]
Area
 • Total20,570 km2 (7,940 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 5th
Population
(2010 Census)
 • Total2,118,252
 • RankRanked 7th
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)
 • Year2014
 • Per capita$3,974
GDP (Nominal)
 • Year2014
 • Per capita$1,902
Time zoneGMT
Area code(s)036
ISO 3166 codeGH-TV
HDI (2017)0.594[2]
medium · 4th
Websitehttp://voltaregion.gov.gh/

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Districts of the Volta RegionEdit

 
Districts of the Volta Region

The region has 25 districts consisting of 5 municipal and 20 ordinary districts with all the administrative changes as of December 2012.[3]

District Capital District Chief Executive
Adaklu District Adaklu Waya Emmanuel Ganaku
Afadjato South District Ve Golokwati Angela Oforiwaa Alorwu-Tei
Agotime Ziope District Kpetoe Michael Kobla Adzaho
Akatsi North District Ave-Dakpa Prince Sodoke
Akatsi South District Akatsi Samuel Kwadzo Wuadi
Biakoye District Nkonya Ahenkro Louis Nana Akattah
Central Tongu District Adidome Mary Ama Agbenyenu
Ho Municipal Ho Fafa Adenyira
Ho West District Dzolokpuita Samuel Ewoade
Hohoe Municipal Hohoe Dr. Margaret Kweku
Jasikan District Jasikan Nana Barima Kumessy-Bonsy II
Kadjebi District Kadjebi Seth Alifui
Keta Municipal Keta Sylvester Tornyeava
Ketu North Municipal District Dzodze Claver Kofi Lawson
Ketu South Municipal Denu Bernard Frank Amarble
Kpando Municipal District Kpandu Paulina Delali Adinyirah
Krachi East District Dambai Rapheal Kofi Ogyemoko
Krachi Nchumuru District Chindiri Solomon Kuyon
Krachi West District Kete Krachi Kwame Ponye
Nkwanta North District Kpassa Paul Levin Gyato
Nkwanta South District Nkwanta Joseph Nyofam Ninkab
North Dayi District Anfoega Stephen Komla Timinca
North Tongu District Battor Dugame Bubey Dzinadu
South Dayi District Kpeve New Town Kafui Bekui
South Tongu District Sogakope Samual Mawuko Eworyi

EducationEdit

UniversitiesEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
British Togoland shown in pale green

The Volta region was formed by the state union of the former British Togoland which was part of the German protectorate of Togoland. It was administered as part of the Gold Coast by the British and later renamed Trans-Volta Togoland.[4]

Togoland CongressEdit

The Togoland Congress (TCP) was a political party formed in 1951 to campaign for the unification of the Ewe people in British Togoland and French Togoland as a separate Ewe state. The party was defeated in the May 1956 UN plebiscite in British Togoland, which resulted in the unification of British Trans-Volta Togoland with Gold Coast, which later became independent as Ghana.[5]

On 9 May 1956, a vote was conducted to decide the future disposition of British Trans-Volta Togoland and French Togoland. The native and dominant ethnic group, the Ewe people, were divided between the two Togos. 58% of British Trans-Volta Togoland inhabitants voted in favor of state union with the Gold Coast, and the Togo Ewe state was incorporated with Gold Coast.

There was vocal opposition to the incorporation of Togoland into modern Ghana, from the Ewe people who voted (42%) against in British Togoland, as the Ewe wanted the unification of the Ewe people in British Togoland and French Togoland as a separate Ewe state (modern Togo).[6]

DemographicsEdit

The native and largest ethnic group of the Volta Region (Togoland / British Togoland) are the Ewe people (68.5% of the population). They consist of several sub groups such as the Anlo Ewe, Tongu Ewe, Wedome and Avenor Ewe. Other ethnicities include the Guan people (forming 9.2% of the population), the Akan people (8.5%), and the Gurma people (6.5% of the population).[7]


Districts in Proposed Oti RegionEdit

Oti Region is currently made up of seven districts. There are presently eight ordinary districts within the proposed Oti Region without any known municipal districts.

District Capital District Chief Executive
Biakoye District Nkonya Ahenkro Louis Nana Akattah
Jasikan District Jasikan Nana Barima Kumessy-Bonsy II
Kadjebi District Kadjebi Seth Alifui
Krachi East District Dambai Rapheal Kofi Ogyemoko
Krachi Nchumuru District Chindiri Solomon Kuyon
Krachi West District Kete Krachi Kwame Ponye
Nkwanta North District Kpassa Paul Levin Gyato
Nkwanta South District Nkwanta Joseph Nyofam Ninkab

Districts in Volta Region if Demarcation SuccessfulEdit

There are a total of 8 district administrative divisions within the 'consisting of 2 municipal and 6 ordinary, as of December 2012.[8]

District Capital District Chief Executive
Akatsi North District Ave-Dakpa James Gunu
Akatsi South District Akatsi Samuel Kwadzo Wuadi
Central Tongu District Adidome Mary Ama Agbenyenu
Keta Municipal Keta Sylvester Tornyeava
Ketu North District Dzodze Claver Kofi Lawson
Ketu South Municipal Denu Bernard Frank Amarble
South Tongu District Sogakope Samual Mawuko Eworyi
North Tongu District Battor Dugame Bubey Dzinadu

AdministrationEdit

The Volta region is run by a Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) and a District Assembly. The RCC is made up of the Volta Regional Minister who is the political head and his deputy as well as representatives of the Regional House of Chiefs, the District Chief Executives of the Volta region, the Presiding Members of the 12 Districts Assemblies and representatives of the various decentralized Ministries, Departments and Agencies in the Volta region. Each district is run by a District Assembly.[9]

Regional Commissioners and MinistersEdit

ConstituenciesEdit

The Volta Region has 26 constituencies since the recent December 2012 parliamentary election,[11] increasing by 4 from the previous 22 which it had during the December 2004 parliamentary election and At the election in December 2000, there were 19 constituencies.

TourismEdit

The Tourism lco is Hon. Quentin G. S. K. Paawillee, from Tafi Agome, in the Volta Region of Ghana.

Theora video of Tagbo Falls in Hohoe, Hohoe Municipal, Volta region.

Recreation areasEdit

Museum

MountainsEdit

Other Tourist AttractionsEdit

Waterfalls
  • Tafi Agome Caves
  • Tafi Atome Monkey Sentery
  • Wli Waterfalls
  • Tagbo Falls
  • Amedzofe Falls
  • Biakpa Falls and Caves
  • Kpoeta waterfalls (at Ho West District)
  • Mount Afajato
  • Mount Gemi
  • Akpom Falls and limestone cave Logba Tota
  • Snake Village Liate Wote

Famous native citizensEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://ghana.gov.gh/index.php/governance/regional-ministers
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ "BREAK DOWN OF METROPOLITAN, MUNICIPAL AND DISTRICT ASSEMBLIES". GhanaDistricts.com. Archived from the original on 2012-12-12. Retrieved 2012-12-22.
  4. ^ Beigbeder, Yves (1 January 1994). International monitoring of plebiscites, referenda and national elections - Self-determination and Transition to Democracy. Dordrecht: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. p. 131 of 340. ISBN 978-0-7923-2563-5. Retrieved 2009-11-24.
  5. ^ Daniel Miles McFarland, Historical Dictionary of Ghana, 1985, p. 173
  6. ^ McLaughlin & Owusu-Ansah (1994), "The Politics of the Independence Movements".
  7. ^ "Volta". Government of Ghana. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  8. ^ "BREAK DOWN OF METROPOLITAN, MUNICIPAL AND DISTRICT ASSEMBLIES". GhanaDistricts.com. Archived from the original on 2012-12-12. Retrieved 2012-12-22.
  9. ^ "Volta Region - political administration". Retrieved 2009-11-24.
  10. ^ "Volta Regional Minister, Henry Ford Kamel, is dead. myjoyonline.com".
  11. ^ 2012 parliamentary election. myjoyonline.com.

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