The Volta Region is one of the 16 administrative regions in Ghana. HO city which lies between Mount Adaklu and Mount Galenukui is the capital of this region. Volta is situated to the eastern side of Lake Volta and Republic of Togo to the western side. Do you know all the districts in the Volta Region?
The Volta region was formed by the state union of the former British Togoland. Multi-lingual and multi-ethnic groups characterize the region. Some of the groups in the Volta region are the Guan, Ewe and the Akan people.
List of districts in The Volta Region of Ghana
Initially, districts in the Volta Region of Ghana were divided into 25 administrative districts, 20 ordinary and five municipals. This was until the regional demarcation that took place in December 2018. After the census was conducted, the Oti Region was carved out, reducing the number of districts to 18. Here is a list of the new districts in Volta region, and their capitals.
1. Adaklu - Adaklu Waya
The district was carved out of the former Adaklu-Anyigbe in 2012. It is headed by Kadey Phanel Donkoh who assumed office on 1st June 2017. It is one of the districts in the Volta region without settlements.
2. Afadzato South District - Ve Golokwati
Afadzato borders Hohoe Municipal to the North, Kpando Municipal to the west, the Republic of Togo to the east, Ho West and South Dayi to the south. Hon James Etornam Flolu heads Afadzato South. The settlements are:
- Ve Deme
- Have Agome
- Have Akleme
- Have Alavanyo-Sadzikorfe
3. Agotime Ziope District - Kpetoe
Agotime Ziope was formerly known as Adaklu Anyibe, and Michael Kobla Adzaho heads it. The Republic of Togo borders it to the east, Akatsi North and Central Tongu to the south and the Adaklu district to the west and north.
4. Akatsi North District - Ave-Dakpa
Prince Sodoke heads Akatsi North. Akatsi South borders it to the south, Adaklu to the north, Central Tongu to the west and Republic of Togo the east.
Some of the villages in Akatsi North are:
5. Akatsi South District - Akatsi
Leonelson Adzidogah heads Akatsi South. It borders Keta Municipal to the south, Ketu North Municipal to the East, North Tongu to the north and Agotime Ziope District to the west.
6. Anloga District - Anloga
Seth Yormewwu heads Anloga District. It borders the Atlantic Ocean to the south, Ketu Municipal to the east, Volta River to the west and South Tongu District to the north. Some of the villages in Anloga are:
7. Central Tongu District - Adidome
Thomas Moore Zonyarah heads central Tongu. The district borders Adaklu and Agotime Ziope to the north, Akatsi South to the east, South Tongu to the south and Ho West amd North Tongu to the west.
8. Ho Municipal - Ho
Prosper Kofi Pi-Bansah heads ho Municipal. It borders the Republic of Togo to the east, Ho West to the west, Hohoe Municipality to the north and Agotime to the south. It has the following villages:
- Klefe Achatime
- Sokode Gbogame
- Takla Gbogame
9. Ho West District - Dzolokpuita
Ho West is the highest political and administrative authority in the District. Ernest Victor Apau heads it. It borders North Tongu to the south, Afadzato South to the north, Ho Municipality, Republic of Togo and Adaklu to the east and South Dayi to the west.
Some of the town and villages in Ho West are:
- Abutia Kpota
- Abutia Kloe
- Anfoeta Tsebi
- Ashanti Kpoeta
- Dzolokpuita (Capital)
- Saviefe Agorkpo
- Saviefe Gbogame
10. Hohoe Municipal - Hohoe
The District Executive of Hohoe Municipal is Dr. Margaret Kweku. It borders Afadjato to the north, South Dayi to the south, Ho West and Ho Municipal to the east, and Kpandu Municipal to the west.
11. Keta Municipal - Keta
Akatsi South borders keta Municipal to the north, South Tongu to the west, Ketu South to the east, and Gulf of Guinea to the south. Some of the villages in Keta Municipal are:
- Anlo Afiadenyigba
12. Ketu North Municipal District - Dzodze
Ketu North Municipal is lead by Hon. Anthony Komla Avorgbedor. It shares boundaries with the Republic of Togo to the east, Akatsi North to the west, and Ketu South to the south. The villages in Ketu North Municipal are:
- Dekpor Yia
13. Ketu South Municipal - Denu
Ketu South Municipal is one of the Volta Regions headed by Pascal Lamptey. Togo borders the district to the east, the Gulf of Guinea to the south, Keta Municipal District to the west, and Ketu North District to the north.
14. Kpando Municipal District - Kpandu
Ernest Theophilus Quis is the Municipal Chief Executive. Its borders are North Dayi to the south, Biakoye to the north, Lake Volta to the west, and Afadzato South to the east. The villages at Kpando Municipal are:
- Gbefi Hoeme
- Gbefi Tonu
15. North Dayi District - Anfoega
Kudjo Edmund Attah is the Chief Executive at the district. The regions bordering North Dayi are Kpando to the north, Afadzato to the east, South Dayi to the south, and Lake Volta to the west. The villages include:
- Tsyome Sabadu
16. North Tongu District - Battor Dugame
Hon. Arku Richard Collins is the head of North Tongu. The district borders Adaklu to the north, South Tongu to the south, Lake Volta to the west, and Ho Municipal and Akatsi South to the east. It made up of some of the following villages:
- Battor Dugame
- Kluma Dorfor
- Dorfor Adidome
- New Fodzoku
- Vume Kpoviadzi
17. South Dayi District - Kpeve New Town
Ernest Patrick Kodzo Mallet heads south Dayi. To the west, it is bordered by Lake Volta, to the north by Afadjato South, Volta Lake and Kpando Municipal, to the south by Asuogyaman and Ho West to the east.
The villages in South Dayi are:
- Kpalime Duga
- Peki Adzokoe
- Peki Avetile
- Peki Blengo
- Peki Dzake
- Peki Sanga
- Peki Tsame
- Peki Wudome
- To Kpalime
- Tongor Kaira
- Wegbe Kpalime
18. South Tongu District - Sogakope
Emmanuel Louise Agamah is the head of South Tongu. This district's borders are Keta to the north, Akatsi to the north-east, North Tongu to the northwest and Lake Volta to the west.
Districts in the Volta Region rely on land use. Their main source of income for the majority of households in the region is farming. It is endowed with numerous natural resources and fertile soils.
The most popular and one of the most populous regions in Ghana is the Greater Accra Region. Other include Central, Eastern, Ashanti, and Northern.