|Regional Minister||Joseph Amenowode|
List of districts
The region has 18 districts consisting of 3 municipal and 15 ordinary districts:
|DISTRICT||CAPITAL||DISTRICT CHIEF EXECUTIVE|
|Adaklu-Anyigbe District||Kpetoe||Michael Kobla Adzaho|
|Akatsi District||Akatsi||Peter Kwasi Nortsu-Kotoe|
|Biakoye District||Nkonya Ahenkro||Louis Nana Akattah|
|Ho Municipal District||Ho||Isaac Kwasi Kodobisah|
|Hohoe Municipal District||Hohoe||Victor-Herman Condobrey|
|Jasikan District||Jasikan||Nana Barima Kumessy-Bonsy II|
|Kadjebi District||Kadjebi||Seth Alifui|
|Keta Municipal District||Keta||Sylvester Tornyeava|
|Ketu North District||Dzodze||vacant|
|Ketu South District||Denu||Bernard Frank Amarble|
|Kpando District||Kpandu||Francis Ganyaglo|
|Krachi East District||Dambai||Rapheal Kofi Ogyemoko|
|Krachi West District||Kete Krachi||Kwame Ponye|
|Nkwanta North District||Kpassa||Paul Levin Gyato|
|Nkwanta South District||Nkwanta||Joseph Nyofam Ninkab|
|North Tongu District||Adidome||Bubey Dzinadu|
|South Dayi District||Kpeve||Kafui Bekui|
|South Tongu District||Sogakope||Kwabla Woyome|
The region was formed by the union of the former British Togoland which was part of the German protectorate of Togoland and the south eastern part of the Gold Coast, east of the Volta river. It was administered as part of the Gold Coast by the British as Trans Volta Togoland. Before Ghana's independence, a plebiscite held on 9 May 1956 saw the territory decide to join Ghana at independence.
The largest ethnic group in the region is the Ewe people who make up 68.5% of the region's population. They consist of several sub groups. Other major ethnicities include the Guan people (9.2%) made up of over 18 sub groups and the Akan people (8.5%) with over 19 sub-groups. The fourth largest group is the Gurma in the north, forming 6.5% of the region's popultation. Also present in this region are the Ga-Dangme, Mole-Dagbon, Grusi and the Mande-Busanga
The region is ran by a Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) and a District Assembly. The RCC is made up of the 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 region, the Presiding Members of the 12 Districts Assemblies and representatives of the various decentralized Ministries, Departments and Agencies in the region. Each district is run by a District Assembly.
- "BREAK DOWN OF METROPOLITAN, MUNICIPAL AND DISTRICT ASSEMBLIES IN GHANA" (PDF) (pdf). GhanaDistricts.com. Text "accessdate-2009-11-24" ignored (help)
- 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 978-0792325635. Retrieved 2009-11-24. Cite has empty unknown parameter:
- "Volta Region: Cultural and Social Structure". GhanaDistricts.com. Retrieved 2006-11-26.
- "Volta Region - political administration". GhanaDistricts.com. Retrieved 2009-11-24.
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