• Profile of the Volta Region
• It is the longest region
• Spans all ecological zones of Ghana
• All the tribes found in Ghana living in it as indigenes
• For this uniqueness it is described as the microcosm of Ghana
• The region shares common boundaries with the Republic of Togo, the Eastern, Greater Accra, Brong Ahafo and Northern regions of Ghana.
• Profile cont.
• Total land area-20510 km2 constituting 8.6% of the total area of Ghana
• The region has three(3) municipal, fifteen(15) district assemblies
• All assemblies are functional except the Biakoye District Assembly
• There are 22 constituencies in the Region
• Population-1,635,421 (2000 census)
• Profile cont.
• Fishing, Farming and Trading are the predominant economic activities.
• VRCC’s vision for the region:
• To ensure the development of the Volta Region into a peaceful and a progressive region with high standard of living for its people and a conducive atmosphere, where the dreams and aspirations of its inhabitants can be attained and maximised
• Total no. Schools - 3851 public
Basic level public private
• Kindergarten 1426 228
• Primary 1486 212
• JHS 855 102
• Second cycle level:
• Senior High Schools public private
• Tech/vocational 4 10
• Colleges of education 7 0
• Polytechnic 1 0
• University 1
• Special Needs Sch. 4 2
• Proposed University of Health and Allied Sciences to be established in the Region.
• Kindergarten 13089
• Primary 27372
• JHS 8217
• SHS 2254
• TECH/VOC 750
• College of education 3971
• 2009 860
• 2010(allocation) 1054
• This is being tackled at two levels. The Municipal/District Assemblies Education Infrastructural Development Programme and the GOG/GETFund Educational Infrastructural Development Project.
• Under the M/District Assemblies Education Infrastructural Development programme over 72 classroom blocks comprising 2-unit KG blocks, 3-unit classroom blocks and 6-unit classroom blocks has been completed.
• Government’s Accelerated School Infrastructure Development Programme is on course to address the problem of schools under trees and also take care of classroom and dormitory needs of Senior High Schools.
• 21 No. SHS benefitted from the construction of 6-Unit classroom blocks with Anxillary facilities
• Over 120 6-Unit classroom blocks for schools under tree project are under construction.
• Over 80 infrastructural development projects in SHS, which include Administration and Library Blocks, Teachers Bungalows, classroom blocks, and dinning hall complexes are also under construction across the region.
ICT –Education Policy Implementation
• Under the Taupie International Ltd Nationwide Computer Laboratories Project, eight(8) SHS benefited from the supply of 50 computers each.
• The SHS that benefitted from the ICT program are;
Adaklu Waya SHS – Adaklu; Bueman SHS – Jasikan; Bishop Herman SHS – Kpando; Hohoe E. P. SHS – Hohoe; Awudome SHS – Tsito; St Paul’s SHS – Denu; Sogakope SHS - Sogakofe and Anlo SHS – Keta.
• The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication provided all 7 Colleges of Education in the Region with ICT laboratories and internet connectivity. This project was launched at Akatsi College of Education.
• GIFEC has also provided 17 SHS in the Region with computers for enhanced ICT education.
• Procurement process is far advanced for the award and construction of a Regional ICT Centre in Ho, the Regional Capital.
• Community Information Centres (CICs) are being constructed at Kpando and Adidome and work will soon commence on a Community Information Centre in Jasikan.
• To achieve the ICT skills development for all the Government is collaborating with INTEL Co-operation to integrate ICT into the teaching curriculum.
• The Volta Regional master training of trainers was successfully organised in July in Ho.
School Feeding Programme
• A total of 87 public schools across the 18 Districts in the Region benefited from the GSFP.
• The Social Accountability projects which is aimed at involving civic society organizations in the monitoring of the programme has also commenced.
• New schools to be rolled on in 2011 in addition to existing ones.
School Uniform Distribution
• Under the Government free school uniform programme, a total of 83,400 uniforms were received and distributed
Exercise Books Distribution
• A total of 2.5million exercise books were distributed throughout the 18 districts of the region
• The health status of people is of critical importance to the socio-economic development of the Region.
• Over the years the health status of the people in the Volta Region continue to improve due to various interventions implemented by the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service.
• Health Infrastructure
• Members of Parliament in the region have supported the provision of health infrastructural facilities with an amount of GH¢1,320,000.
• Health Care Delivery
• Access to health care increased from 0.51 in 2007 to0.78 in 2009
• 145 deaths per 100,000 births in 2009 – Not the best but certainly an improvement over 200 deaths per 100,000 births in 2007
• Immunization coverage in 2009 87.4%
• Malaria case fatality in children under age 5 reduced from 3.4% in 2007 to 2.4% in 2009
• Guinea worm no case reported in 2009 & 2010
• TB Cure rate in the region is 92.4%
• No polio case has been detected over the last ten years.
• Adult HIV prevalence rate in the region was 2.6% in 2009. Efforts are still underway to reduce the regional prevalence and also improve the lives of people with HIV/AIDS
• National Health Insurance(NHIS)
• Total coverage as at Oct. 2010 1,179,384
• Total inflow of fund for 2009- GH₵20,841,020.
• Total outflow for 2009 - GH₵24,540,887.8
• Inflow as at October 2010- GH₵18,870,653.62
• Outflow at Oct. 2010 - GH₵18,951,649.47
• Outflows represent status of payment to service providers. The current outflow is an improvement over previous years.
• Challenges inherited
• filing of on clients who have not attended the provider’s facility
• poor records keeping etc.
• There has been an improvement on this.
• the Local Service Delivery and Governance Programme (LSDGP) is a DANIDA funded programme which seeks to deepen the decentralization process.
• Keta, Akatsi, South Tongu, North Tongu, Ketu North, Ketu South, Kpando, Jasikan, Krachi East, Nkwanta North and South, Kadjebi and Krachi West Municipal/District Assemblies.
There are four (4) sub-components:
• Capacity Building
• 223kms of Feeder Roads completed @ GH¢2,104,989.84.
• 6No. KVIPS completed
• 20No. Boreholes completed
• Pipe Water Schemes yet to commence
• GH¢130,000.00 was released to the Region (GH¢10,000.00 per District Assembly) for various training programmes
• GH¢130,000.00 was released to the Region (GH¢10,000.00 per District Assembly) as running cost.
• Disbursement of Funds for 2010:
• Between GH¢123,000.00 and GH¢125,000.00 has been released to each M/District Assembly for Roads.
• GH¢22,000.00 has been approved for Rural Access Improvement (RAI) in each MDA.
• GH¢6,000.00 released to Keta, South Tongu, Ketu South and North Tongu for the refurbishment of their Work Depts.
• Each MDA received GH¢15,000.00 for Running Cost
• Sanitation Sub-Component:
• The Construction of 6-seater KVIP Projects have been approved and awaiting award in the following Districts:
• Ketu North
• Ketu South
• Nkwanta South
• Krachi East
• Agriculture is the mainstay of the Region’s economy and employs over 65% of the population.
• Maize, Cassava, Yam, Guinea-Corn, Millet, Vegetables, Cocoyam, Plantain, Banana, Cocoa, Teak, etc.
Youth in Agriculture Programme:
• Inputs were supplied to 6,555 youth farmers to cultivate various crops.
• 363.8 bags of certified seed Maize
• 2610 kilograms of foundation seed Maize
• 174 bags of certified Rice seed
• 11,226 bags of NPK 15-15-15 and
• 6,457 bags of Sulphate of Ammonia
Farm land under cultivation:
• Expected production level 1,151,782.6 metric tones of various crops.
• Other Programmes Supporting Agric in the Region include:-
• Millennium Challenge Account under MiDA.
• Cashew Development Project
• New Rice for Africa Project
• Rice Sector Support Project
• Root and Tuber Improvement and Marketing Programme
• Cassava: Adding Value for Africa
• Market Oriented Agriculture Project
• Export Marketing and Quality Awareness Project
• World Vision International Project
Livestock Development Project
This project is aimed at improving living standards of livestock farmers and also improving the breed stock.
• 1,800 sheep (Ewes) supplied to farmers in North Tongu, Nkwanta South and Hohoe Districts.
• 3,000 cockerel supplied to four Districts namely: Hohoe, Kpando, Ho and Keta District.
• Currently, 3,000 cockerel under brooding for distribution to other farmers.
• Other Projects
Youth In Agriculture Programme:
Inputs to be supplied to farmers:
• 400 pigs to Ketu North and North Tongu Districts
• 4,000 layers to Ho and Adaklu Anyigbe Dist.
• 4,000 Guinea Fowls to Krachi West and Nkwanta North Districts
• 200 pigs to be supplied to flood disaster victims to enhance economic recovery.
• 20 groups to be supplied to do acqua culture in 2010.
• Fertilizer Subsidy:
• Like all other parts of the country, Govt. has scraped the chit system.
• Now a bag of compound fertilizer NPK 15-15-15 sells at GH¢27.00.
• Sulphate of Ammonia sells at GH¢18.00.
• Urea sells at GH¢25.00.
• National Forest Plantation Development Programme
• Under the National Forest Plantation Development Programme (NFPDP), contracts have been awarded for the supply of seedlings of various species to be delivered at various planting sites and the establishment and maintenance of plantations.
• 4000 youth employed and engaged in the planting of trees on vacant lands and filling in of destroyed forest reserves.
• Roads and Highways: 2009 to 2010
• A total of 1,049.13 kilometres of roads have been awarded or earmarked for award at the cost of GH¢45,921,021.41 in the Volta Region.
On-going Roads Works.
• Surfacing - 43.8km. @ GH¢7,577,603.30
• Spot Improvement – 54.92km. @ GH¢1,247,015.81
• Rehabilitation – 9.6km. @ GH¢357,933.84
• Bridges – 10No. @ GH¢7,764,798.14
• Routine Maintenance
GOG – 577.55km. @ GH¢873,674.29
COCOA – 136.1km. @ GH¢404,244.33
JICA - 4.06km. GH¢2,518,923.77 (Kpeve, Adidome, Krachi, Aflao town roads).
Newly Awarded or Earmarked for Award:
• Rehabilitation project under MOFA 83km. @ GH¢9,042,403.79.
• Sport improvement and rehab. Projects funded by World Bank 64km. @ GH¢ 5,685,089.82.
• America and Spanish Bridges – 9No. @ GH¢6,725,462.46.
- Gbi Kledzo Mida Farms road
- Gbetikpo-Tumemordzi road
- Dodo Amanfrom – Dodofie road
- Dzakpo – Abutia road
- Asukwakwa – Akokrowa road etc.
• Surfacing projects by MIDA–53.1km.@ GH¢15,539,404.94.
- Gbi Kledzo Mida Farms road
- Adutor Junction – Bekpo road
- Ave Hevi – Tadzewu – Abor road
- Kpando - Kudzra road
- Tafi Mador – Yordan road etc.
- Ve Agbome – Leklebi Fiape
• Ghana Highways Authority Roads:
Total road network – 1,326km
• Pave roads – 825kms.
• On pave roads 501kms.
Periodic Maintenance (On-going):
• Kadjebi – Dzindzinso Rd. (7.3km) – 56% compt.
• Kadjebi Town Roads - 98% compt.
• Hohoe Town Roads - 71% compt.
• Drainage Structures-Damanko Town – 26% compt.
• Drainage Structure-Kpasa Town – 40% compt.
• On-going Development Projects:
• Const. of Ho – Fume Rd. Phase II (18km) – Just started
• Sogakope Adidome Rd. (30km) - 98% compt.
• Sogakope Akatsi Rd. (29.4km) - 100% “
• Kpando-Worawora Dambai PH.III (70km)- 48.5% “
• Akatsi- Dzodze Rd. (25km) - 66.9% “
• Dzodze – Akanu (5km) - Just started
• Akatsi –Agbozume (31.6km) - 57% “
• Agbozume-Aflao (19.86km) - 9% “
• Newly Procured Roads:
• Ho-Nyive-Kpedze (km 15-40)
• Bame-Dzolokpuita – Kpedze 26-5kms.
• Const. of Drainage Structures (28 Lots) – along Asikuma – Peki - Kpeve - Golokwati Road
Future Programme - Awarded
• Dodo Pepeso – Nkwanta Road (50km)
• Nkwanta – Oti Damanko Road (68km)
• Kete Krachi – Buya Road (10km)
• Reinstatement of Srogbe – Dzita Washed out road.
• WATER AND SANITATION
On going Project in the Region.
• LSDGP Rural Water and Sanitation Sub-component.
• Government of Ghana Rural Water Project
• GOG Priority Boreholes
• Rotary/USAID funded Projects.
• 4 Pipe Schemes - serving 20 communities at GH¢1,575,374.00
• 45 Boreholes – serving 37 communities at GH¢398,164.45 in seven (7) districts
• 24 Ferro Cement Tank serving 4 communities and 9 schools at GH¢140,615.84 in thirteen districts
• 81 Institutional Latrines at GH¢604,394.65
• GOG Funded Project
• 104 boreholes in 13 districts at GH¢975,213.90
• Rotary/USAID Water and Sanitation Project is funding the facilities listed below:
• Pipe Scheme – 3
• Boreholes – 7
• Institutional Latrines - 5
• WC/Bath-houses - 1
• SPORTS DEVELOPMENT:
Regional Sports Festival:
The first edition of a Regional Sports
Festival was organised in 2009.
• Soccer for Men/Women
• Handball for Men/Women
• Athletics for men/Women
• Volley Ball for Men/Women
• Table Tennis for Men/Women
Regional Cross Country Championship held on 18th December, 2010 at Hohoe.
Other Sporting Activities:
• National U-13 Milo Championship
• National Cross-Country Championship
• Cycling Competition
• World Athletics Day
• International Taekwondo Coaching Clinic.
• Infrastructure Development Plan:
• Rehabilitation of Kpando Sports Stadium
• Plans in place to develop playing fields at Aflao, Sogakope, Peki, Hohoe and Kadjebi into stadia.
• The necessary administrative works are being carried out for the proper acquisition of the area earmarked for ultra-modern new Sports Complex for Ho.
• Hand Ball Courts for HEPSS and Anfoesec.
• National Youth Employment Programme
A total of 7787 beneficiaries have been engaged under the various modules which include:
• Youth in Information Communication Technology (ICT) – 420 (17 under training)
• Dressmaking – 612 under-going training
• Bamboo Skills and Craftmaking – 160 recruited for training.
• Youth in film production – 57
• Youth in Prisons Service - 60
• Youth in Hair Dressing - 757
• Community Education Teaching Assistant 1100 posted
• Health Extension Workers – 827 being recruited and are presently undergoing Training in all District capitals
• Community Protection Assistants – 110 trained and posted to various districts.
• Oil and Gas - 149 forms sold out.
• 2100 Youth employed and deployed to tidy up our beaches and banks of major rivers in the
Lake Transport Guards:
• 600 people employed as guards along the Volta Lake.
• 2000 youth employed and engaged in public cleaning activities throughout the Region.
• 160 youth employed as Sanitation Guards who assist Environmental Health Officers of the Municipal/District Assemblies and also assist in education on sanitation and environmental health and court prosecutions in the Region.
• Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty:
• LEAP coverage in the Region by June, 2010 increased to eight (9) Districts from one (1) in 2008 .
• Orphans and Vulnerable Children
• Elderly poor 65 years and above without subsistence support.
• Persons with severe disabilities without productive capacities.
North Tongu, South Tongu,Ketu South,Keta,Jasikan Nkwanta North,Krachi East, Ho,Nkwanta South
• Number of Beneficiary Communities – 113
• Number of Beneficiary Households - 2433
• Total Number of Beneficiaries - 5069
• Emergency Leap Programme
Eleven (11) Municipalities/Districts selected.
Nkwanta South, Nkwanta North, Krachi West, North Tongu, Kpando, Hohoe, South Dayi, Biakoye, Akatsi, Keta, Ketu South.
A total of 14300 households to benefit.
1,300 households per Municipality/District.
Payment to cover the period November, 2010 – Feb. 2011.
Data collection in progress.
National Disaster Management Organisation Activities:
Various Disasters: Flood, Rainstorm, Tidal waves, Fire.
Affected Districts: Nkwanta North & South, South Dayi, Kpando, Ketu South, Krachi East & West and Keta.
The following items were distributed to disaster victims throughout the Region.
• Mattresses - 2000pcs.
• Rice - 850bags
• Beans - 550bags
• Maize - 700bags
• Cooking Oil - 250cartons
• Soap - 900cartons
• Poly Mats - 4000pcs.
• Wellington - 600pcs.
• Cups (Plastic) - 3000pcs.
• Used Clothing - 300bales
• Plastic Plates - 3000pcs.
• Matches - 32cartons
• Water Purifies - 300
• Roofing Sheet - 400bundles
• Blankets - 140pcs.
• Roofing Nails - 200packets
• Sugar - 100 bags
• Tents - 55units
• Mosquito Coil - 30cartons
• Lantern - 300pcs.
During the period under review, the police took very serious steps to tackle crime in the Region. Crime rate in the region is declining
significantly since 2009.
Statistics below show the current crime level in the Region as against the same period for 2009.
CASES 2009 2010
• Robbery 48 21
• Murder 53 23
• Attempted Murder 8 8
• Rape 29 17
• Defilement 147 84
Total 284 153
Cases Reported 594 590
Vehicles Involved 717 756
Persons Killed 194 113
Persons Injured 641 624
Fatal Cases 125 94
Serious Cases 211 237
Minor Cases 258 244
• Infrastructure Development:
The Regional Police Command with assistance from Government and other stakeholders was able to undertake the following projects.
• Construction of 5-seater W/C Toilet at Akpenamawu Police Barracks, Ho.
• Extension of water to Akpenamawu Police Barracks, Ho.
• Tiling the floor of Regional Commanders Office.
• Painting of the interior portions of the Regional Police Headquarters building.
• Renovation of Anyirawase Police Station.
• Renovation of 4 Senior Police Officers Bungalows.
• Construction of 3-Office accommodation at Sogakope.
• Renovation of Keta Divisional and Dist. HQRS.
• M/DCES have committed themselves to providing accommodation/offices to the Police in their respective districts in the Region.
• Tourism: The Volta Region could well be described as the Tourism haven of Ghana/WA.
Tourist attractions in the Region are classified into four (4) categories;
• Natural Attractions – related to the natural environment and the ecology – e.g. Wli Waterfalls, Afadjato, Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, Kyabobobo National Park, Kalakpa Game Reserve, Costal Beaches, Bird Sanctuary at Xavi, Mountain Gemi, among others.
• Historical Places – as Fort Prinzanstein at Keta, Old German buildings at Kpando and Abutia, Lighthouse at Woe.
• Cultural Feature – such as traditional festivals are held throughout the Region. Notable among them are Hogbetsotso, Gbidukorza, Asogli Yam Festival, Sasadu, Akwantutenten, Agbamevorza, Likusi.
• Handicrafts – such as pottery and ceramics, wood carvings are also produced in Kpando and Vume areas. Kpetoe and Agbozume are noted for the production of Ewe Kente cloth.
• Traditional music and dance which form the Borborbor, Agbadza, Zigi, Kenka are of great importance to the people in the Volta Region.
Data on visitor arrivals and revenue generated at
5 Eco-tourism sites in 2009 as follows:
Eco-Tourism Sites Arrivals Revenue [GH¢]
• Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary 6,468 16,686.11
• Mountain Gemi, Amedzofe 988 2,629.00
• Kyabobo National Park, Nkwanta 154 465.00
• Mount Afadjato/Tagbo Waterfall, Liati-Wote 6,447 10,028.40
• Xavi Bird Sanctuary 132 563.00
• Wli Waterfalls