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Volta Region

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Country  Ghana
Time zone  GMT
Districts  25
Area code  036
Area rank  Ranked 5th
Area  20,570 km²
Capital  Ho
ISO 3166 code  ISO 3166-2:GH
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Colleges and Universities  Evangelical Presbyterian University College, Akatsi College of Education
Points of interest  Lake Volta, Tafi Atome Wildlife Sanctuary, Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, Volta Regional Museum, Fort Prinzenstein

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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.


Map of Volta Region, Ghana

List of districts

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


  • University of Health and Allied Sciences
  • Evangelical Presbyterian University College
  • Ho Technical University
  • Background

    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.

    Togoland Congress

    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.

    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).


    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).

    Moving Forward

    Todzie Region is the given name for the new region that some citizens are advocating to be carved out from the Volta Region, as a separate region. The proposed Todzie Region will occupy the entire southern part of Volta Region and was formerly part of the Gold Coast since 1850. According to some Voltarians, if the new region is approved by the government, Keta will be designated as the capital.

    Districts in Todzie Region

    There are a total of 8 district administrative divisions within the presumed Todzie Region consisting of 2 municipal and 6 ordinary, as of December 2012.


    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.

    Regional Commissioners and Ministers

  • Francis Yao Asare
  • Lieutenant Commander G.K. Amevor
  • F.Q. Amegah
  • Francis Agbley
  • Modestus Ahiable
  • Charles K. Agbenaza
  • Kwasi Owusu-Yeboah, 2001 – 2005
  • Kofi Dzamesi 2005 – 2009
  • Joseph Amenowode, 2009 – 2012
  • Henry Ford Kamel, 2012(Deceased)
  • Helen Ntoso, 2012-
  • Constituencies

    The Volta Region has 26 constituencies since the recent December 2012 parliamentary election, 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.


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

    Recreation areas

  • Volta Regional Museum
  • Mountains

  • Mount Afadjato
  • Mount Adaklu
  • Other Tourist Attractions

  • 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
  • Famous native citizens

    ! 10 C. Y. Gavu Avatime


    Volta Region Wikipedia